·      “Acts 10: Were Troops Stationed in Caesarea During Agrippa’s Rule?” Journal of Greco-Roman Christianity and Judaism 7 (2010): 164-76.

 

·      “Adultery, Divorce.” 6-16 in Dictionary of New Testament Background. Ed. Craig A. Evans and Stanley E. Porter. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2000.[i]

 

·      “The Aftermath of the Ethiopian Eunuch.” The A.M.E. Church Review 118 (385, January 2002): 112-24.

 

·      “Assumptions in Historical Jesus Research: Using Ancient Biographies and Disciples’ Traditioning as a Control.” Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus 9 (2011): 26-58.

Available at my other website: 
http://www.craigkeener.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Assumptions-in-Historical-Jesus-Research.pdf

 

·      “Baptism.” 72-74 in Dictionary of Biblical Imagery. Ed. Leland Ryken, James C. Wilhoit, and Tremper Longman III. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 1998.

 

·      “Between Asia and Europe: Postcolonial Mission in Acts 16:8-10.” Asian Journal of Pentecostal Studies 11 (1-2, 2008): 3-14.

 

·      “‘Brood of Vipers’ (Mt. 3.7; 12.34; 23.33).” Journal for the Study of the New Testament 28 (1, Sept. 2005): 3-11.

 

·      “Cultural Comparisons for Healing and Exorcism Narratives in Matthew’s Gospel.” HTS Theological Studies 66 (1, 2010). Art. #808. Available at http://www.hts.co.za.

 

·      “Family and Household.” 353-68 in Dictionary of New Testament Background. Ed. Craig A. Evans and Stanley E. Porter. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2000.

 

·      “Fever and Dysentery in Acts 28:8 and Ancient Medicine.” Bulletin for Biblical Research 19 (3, 2009): 393-402.

 

·      “‘Fleshly’ versus Spirit Perspectives in Romans 8:5-8.” 211-29 in Paul: Jew, Greek and Roman. Ed. Stanley Porter. PAST 5. Leiden: Brill, 2008.

 

·      “Friendship.” 380-88 in Dictionary of New Testament Background. Ed. Craig A. Evans and Stanley E. Porter. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2000.

 

·      “Genre, Sources, and History: Response to D. Moody Smith.” 321-23 in What We Have Heard from the Beginning: The Past, Present, and Future of Johannine Studies. Ed. Tom Thatcher. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2007.[ii]

 

·      “Gifts, spiritual.” 155-61 in Westminster Theological Wordbook of the Bible. Ed. Donald E. Gowan. Louisville, KY: Westminster/John Knox Press, 2003.

 

·      “The Gospel and Racial Reconciliation.” 117-30, 181-90 in The Gospel in Black & White: Theological Resources for Racial Reconciliation. Ed. Dennis L. Ockholm. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 1997.[iii]

 

·      “The Gospels as Historically Reliable Biography.” The A.M.E. Zion Quarterly Review 105 (4, October 1993): 12-23.

 

·      “Headcoverings.” 442-46 in Dictionary of New Testament Background. Ed. Craig A. Evans and Stanley E. Porter. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2000.

 

·      “Heavenly Mindedness and Earthly Good: Contemplating Matters Above in Colossians 3.1-2.” Journal of Greco-Roman Christianity and Judaism 6 (2009): 175-90.

 

·      “Holy Spirit.” 159-73 in The Oxford Handbook of Evangelical Theology. Ed. Gerald R. McDermott. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.[iv]

 

·      “The Holy Spirit in the New Testament.” In Baker Handbook to the Bible. Grand Rapids: Baker, forthcoming.

 

·      “Human Stones in a Greek Setting—Luke 3.8//Matthew 3.9; Luke 19.40.” Journal of Greco-Roman Christianity and Judaism 6 (2009): 28-36.

 

·      “Husband of One Wife.” The A.M.E. Zion Quarterly Review 109 (1, January 1997): 5-24.

 

·      “Is Subordination Within the Trinity Really Heresy? A Study of John 5:18 in Context.” Trinity Journal 20 n.s. (1, Spring 1999): 39-51.

 

·       “Interethnic Marriages in the New Testament (Matt 1:3-6; Acts 7:29; 16:1-3; 1 Cor 7:14).” Criswell Theological Review n.s. 6 (2, Spring 2009): 25-43.[v]

 

·      “Jewish Marriage & Wedding Customs.” In Baker Handbook to the Bible. Grand Rapids: Baker, forthcoming.

 

·       “John, Gospel of.” In Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels. Ed. Joel B. Green, Scot McKnight, and I. Howard Marshall. 12,350 words. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, forthcoming.

 

·       “Kissing.” 628-29 in Dictionary of New Testament Background. Ed. Craig A. Evans and Stanley E. Porter. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2000.

 

·      “Lamb.” 641-42 in Dictionary of the Later New Testament & Its Developments, ed. R. P. Martin and P. H. Davids. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 1997.

 

·      “‘Let the Wife Have Authority over her Husband’ (1 Corinthians 11.10).” Journal of Greco-Roman Christianity and Judaism 2 (2001-2005): 146-152.

 

·      “Luke-Acts and the Historical Jesus.” In Methodological Approaches to the Historical Jesus. Ed. James Charlesworth. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, forthcoming.[vi]

 

·      “Luke’s Pneumatology in Acts for the 21st Century.” 205-22 in Contemporary Issues in Pneumatology: Festschrift in Honor of George M. Flattery. Ed. James E. Richardson. Springfield, MO: Global University, 2009.

 

·      “Man and Woman.” 583-92 in Dictionary of Paul and his Letters. Ed. G. F. Hawthorne, R. P. Martin and D. G. Reid. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 1993.

 

·      “Marriage.” 680-93 in Dictionary of New Testament Background. Ed. Craig A. Evans and Stanley E. Porter. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2000.

 

·      “Marriage, Divorce and Adultery.” 712-717 in Dictionary of the Later New Testament & Its Developments. Ed. R. P. Martin and P. H. Davids. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 1997.

 

·      “Matthew 5:22 and the Heavenly Court.” Expository Times 99 (1987): 46.

 

·      “Matthew’s Missiology: Making Disciples of the Nations (Matt 28:19-20).” Asian Journal of Pentecostal Studies 12 (1, Jan. 2009): 3-20.

 

·      “Milk.” 707-9 in Dictionary of New Testament Background. Ed. Craig A. Evans and Stanley E. Porter. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2000.

 

·      “The Nation of Islam.” With Glenn Usry. Pp. 169-73 in A Guide to New Religious Movements. Ed. Ronald Enroth. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2005.

 

·       “The Nativity Cave and Gentile Myths.” Journal of Greco Roman Christianity and Judaism 7 (2010): 59-67.

 

·      “Note on Athens: Do 1 Corinthians 16:15 and Acts 17:34 Conflict?” Journal of Greco Roman Christianity and Judaism 7 (2010): 137-39.

 

·       “Novels’ ‘Exotic’ Places and Luke’s African Official (Acts 8:27).” Andrews University Seminary Studies 46 (1, 2008): 5-20.

 

·      “One New Temple in Christ (Eph 2:11-22; Acts 21:27-29; Mk 11:17; Jn 4:20-24).” Asian Journal of Pentecostal Studies 12 (1, Jan. 2009): 75-92.

 

·      “Otho: A Targeted Comparison of Suetonius’ Biography and Tacitus’ History, with implications for the Gospels’ Historical Reliability.” 10,660 words. Bulletin for Biblical Research 21 (3, 2011): 331-55.

 

·      “Paul and Sedition: Pauline Apologetic in Acts.” 12,132 words. Bulletin for Biblical Research 22 (2012): 201-24.

 

·      “Paul and the Corinthian Believers.” 46-62 in The Blackwell Companion to Paul. Edited by Stephen Westerholm. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell, 2011.

 

·      “Paul’s ‘Friends’ the Asiarchs (Acts 19.31).” Journal of Greco-Roman Christianity and Judaism 3 (2006): 134-41.

 

·      “Pentecost.” 360-61 in Westminster Theological Wordbook of the Bible. Ed. Donald E. Gowan. Louisville, KY: Westminster/John Knox Press, 2003.

 

·      “Pentecost, Prophecy, and Proclamation to All Peoples.” The A.M.E. Zion Quarterly Review 108 (1, January 1996): 43-66.

 

·      “The Pillars and the Right Hand of Fellowship in Galatians 2:9.” Journal of Greco-Roman Christianity and Judaism 7 (2010): 51-58.

 

·      “The Plausibility of Luke’s Growth Figures in Acts 2.41; 4.4; 21.20.” Journal of Greco Roman Christianity and Judaism 7 (2010): 140-63.

 

·      “Power of Pentecost: Luke’s Missiology in Acts 1—2.” Asian Journal of Pentecostal Studies 12 (1, Jan. 2009): 47-73.

 

·      “Reading the Gospels as Biographies of a Sage.” Buried History 47 (2011): 59-66.

 

·      “A Reassessment of Hume’s Case Against Miracles in Light of Testimony from the Majority World Today.” Perspectives in Religious Studies 38 (3, Fall 2011): 289-31.

 

·

“The Role of Women in the New Testament." 38-53 in Women's Issues and Reflections

    Edited by Christina Manohar. Delhi, India: ISPCK, 2012.

 

·      “Sent like Jesus: Johannine Missiology (Jn 20:21-22).” Asian Journal of Pentecostal Studies 12 (1, Jan. 2009): 21-45.

 

·      “Shepherd, Flock.” 1090-93 in Dictionary of the Later New Testament & Its Developments. Ed. R. P. Martin and P. H. Davids. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 1997.

 

·      “Slaves, Obey your Masters: Ephesians 6:5.” The A.M.E. Zion Quarterly Review 107 (4, October 1995): 32-54.

 

·      “Some New Testament Invitations to Ethnic Reconciliation.” Evangelical Quarterly 75 (3, July 2003): 195-213.

scanned PDF available at: 

http://www.biblicalstudies.org.uk/pdf/eq/2003-3_195.pdf

·      “Some Rhetorical Techniques in Acts 24:2-21.” 221-51 in Paul’s World. Ed. Stanley E. Porter. PAST 4. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2008.

 

·      “A Spirit-Filled Teaching Ministry in Acts 19:9.” 46-58 in Trajectories in the Book of Acts: Essays in Honor of John Wesley Wyckoff. Ed. Jordan May, Paul Alexander, and Robert G. Reid. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2010.

 

·      “Spirit, Holy Spirit, Advocate, Breath, Wind.” 484-96 in Westminster Theological Wordbook of the Bible. Ed. Donald E. Gowan. Louisville, KY: Westminster/John Knox Press, 2003.

 

·      “Spirit Possession as a Cross-Cultural Experience.” Bulletin for Biblical Research 20 (2, 2010): 215-36.

 

·      “Subordination Within the Trinity: John 5:18 and 1 Cor 15:28.” Essay in a forthcoming book on subordination and the Trinity.

 

·      “Suggestions for Future Study of Rhetoric and Matthew’s Gospel.” HTS Theological Studies 66 (1, 2010). Art. 812. Available at http://www.hts.org.za.

 

·      “Tabernacle.” 837-40 in Dictionary of Biblical Imagery. Ed. Leland Ryken, James C. Wilhoit, and Tremper Longman III. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 1998.

 

  • “The Tabernacle and Contextual Worship.” Asbury Journal 67 (1, 2012): 127-38.

·      “Three Notes on Figurative Language: Inverted Guilt in Acts 7:55-60, Paul’s Figurative Vote in Acts 26:10, Figurative Eyes in Galatians 4:15.” Journal of Greco-Roman Christianity and Judaism 5 (2008): 41-49.

 

·      “Transformation through Divine Vision in 1 John 3:2-6.” Faith & Mission 23 (1, Fall, 2005): 13-22.

 

·      “We Beheld his Glory (Jn 1:14).” 15-25 in Aspects of Historicity in the Fourth Gospel. Ed. Paul N. Anderson, Felix Just, and Tom Thatcher. Vol. 2 of John, Jesus and History. SBL Early Christianity and Its Literature 2. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2009.[vii]

 

·      “‘What Is Truth?’: Pilate’s Perspective on Jesus in John 18:33-38.” In John, Jesus and History. Vol. 3. Atlanta: Scholars Press, forthcoming (slated for 2011).[viii]

 

·      “Why does Luke use Tongues as a Sign of the Spirit’s Empowerment?” Journal of Pentecostal Theology 15 (2, 2007): 177-84.

 

·      “Woman and Man.” 1205-15 in Dictionary of the Later New Testament & Its Developments. Ed. R. P. Martin and P. H. Davids. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 1997.

 

·      “Women’s Education and Public Speech in Antiquity.” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 50 (4, Dec. 2007): 747-59.



[i]This Dictionary also cites my background commentary as (ix) the “most comprehensive” of all works on New Testament background so far, though acknowledging that it is aimed for a popular audience. InterVarsity noted that my articles in the Dictionary included by far the “most references to extrabiblical literature” (InterVarsity newsletter 10 [1, Winter 2001]).

[ii]This volume includes the contributions of the noted Johannine scholars of the older generation, each followed by a response, tracing future areas for research, from a younger Johannine scholar who studied with them.

[iii]Based on selected papers from the Wheaton Theology Conference.

[iv]6500 words. Among prominent scholars whose work appears in the volume are (e.g.) Henri Blocher; Donald Bloesch; Simon Chan; Alister McGrath; Mark Noll; Cherith Fee Nordling; John Stackhouse; Andrew Walls; Dallas Willard; and Kevin Vanhoozer.

[v]The editor invited this contribution, along with others by J. Daniel Hays (supporing interethnic marriages in the OT) and Edwin M. Yamauchi (addressing the history of the “curse of Ham” myth).

[vi]Presented (in abbreviated form) on April 19 at the Second Princeton-Prague Symposium on the Historical Jesus (Methodological Approaches to the Historical Jesus), April 18-21, 2007, Princeton, NJ, and included in the volume of papers to be published by Eerdmans.

[vii]Presented as an invited paper in the “John, Jesus and History” group of the Society of Biblical Literature, Nov. 20, 2005, and included in the volume of this group’s invited essays.

[viii]Paper for the “John, Jesus and History” group of the Society of Biblical Literature, Nov. 23, 2008, and included in the volume of this group’s invited essays several years hence.