Joel D. Estes

PhD Candidate | Biblical Studies (New Testament)

Joel D. Estes
Biblical Studies
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Joel D. Estes is a PhD Candidate at Princeton Theological Seminary. He holds a Master of Divinity from Princeton Seminary, has studied at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel), and was awarded a teaching fellowship at the University of St Andrews (Scotland). Estes has published articles in journals such as New Testament Studies and Horizons in Biblical Theology. His teaching and research interests include biblical theology, papyrology, Second Temple Judaism, intertextuality, reception history, and disability studies, and he is currently writing a dissertation on Pauline traditions in the Gospel of John. He serves on the pastoral staff at Grace Presbyterian Church (Titusville, NJ) and regularly preaches and teaches in local congregations.

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Pauline Traditions in the Gospel of John

Dale C. Allison Jr. (chair)
George L. Parsenios
C. Clifton Black

Select Publications

  • “Imperfection in Paradise: Reading Genesis 2 through the Lens of Disability and a Theology of Limits,” Horizons in Biblical Theology 38.1 (2016): 1-21.
  • “Calling on the Name of the Lord: The Meaning and Significance of ἐπικαλέω in Romans 10:13,” Themelios 41.1 (2016): 20-36.
  • “Reading for the Spirit of the Text: Nomina Sacra and πνεῦμα Language in P46,” New Testament Studies 61.4 (2015): 566-94.
  • “The Place of the Gentiles in the Book of Tobit,” Biblische Notizen 166 (2015): 65-86.
  • “Light of the World, New Testament” and “Lost Sheep, New Testament,” in Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (in press).
  • “Paul as Teacher, Mother, Father, and Child: 1 Thessalonians 2:1-12 as a Model for Mission,” The Princeton Theological Review 16, no. 1 (2010): 67-77. 

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