Berg, Shane

Assistant Professor in New Testament
Department of Biblical Studies
115 Tennent Hall
Phone: 609.430.2788
Fax: 609.497.7829
Email: [email protected]


Shane Berg is an assistant professor in New Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary. He earned his M.Div. from the Seminary, and his Ph.D. from Yale University. His academic interests include the rise and development of the idea of scripture in Second Temple Judaism, religious epistemology in ancient Judaism and Christianity, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and papyrology. He teaches courses in introductory and advanced Greek, Greek exegesis of Galatians and Ephesians, and the theology of scripture. A Presbyterian, he is a candidate for ordination to the ministry of Word and Sacrament in the Presbytery of the Northern Plains. He is a member of the American Philological Association, the American Society of Papyrology, the Catholic Biblical Association of America, and the Society of Biblical Literature.

Major Publications

“Religious Epistemology and the History of the Qumran Community,” essay for John J. Collins festschrift (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, forthcoming 2010).
"2 Maccabees,” in New Interpreters One Volume Commentary. Eds. David L. Petersen and Beverly Roberts Gaventa (Abingdon, forthcoming 2011).
“An Elite Group Within the Yahad,” in Qumran Studies: New Approaches, New Questions. Ed. B.A. Strawn and M.T. Davis (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2007), 161–77.
“A New Papyrus Fragment of the Psalms,” in New Studies on Yale Manuscripts from the Late Antique to the Early Modern Period. Yale University Library Gazette Occasional Supplement 7. Ed. Robert Babcock. (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 2005, 3–9).