Roger David Aus 

Berlin, Germany

roger.aus@gmail.com

Roger David Aus is an ordained pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. He pursued English and German studies at St. Olaf College, taught English for a year at a Gymnasium near Heidelberg, Germany, and then studied theology at Harvard Divinity School and Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. He did his internship at the English-speaking Lutheran Congregation in Geneva, Switzerland, simultaneously serving fulltime as a research assistant in the Department of Theology of the Lutheran World Federation.

After completing his 1971 Yale dissertation, Comfort in Judgment: The Use of Day of the Lord and Theophany Traditions in Second Thessalonians 1, he assumed German-speaking pastorates in Berlin, two in the district of Neukölln and one in Reinickendorf. He retired from the parish ministry in 2003, although he continues to do substitute work both in German and in English.

Roger David Aus is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, the Society of New Testament Studies, and the Gesellschaft fűr Wissenschaftliche Theologie. His study of New Testament topics always reflects his great interest in, and deep appreciation of, the Jewish roots of the Christian faith.

Having authored articles in the Journal of Biblical Literature, Novum Testamentum, the Zeitschrift fűr die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft and a number of Festschriften, he has also published the following books:

Two Puzzling Baptisms. First Corinthians 10:1-5 and 15:29. Studies in Their Judaic Background (Studies in Judaism; Lanham, MD: Hamilton Books, 2017). 

Essays in the Judaic Background of Mark 11:12-14, 20-21; 15:23; Luke 1:37; John 19:28-30; and Acts 11:28 (Studies in Judaism; Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2015).

Simon Peter's Denial and Jesus' Commissioning Him as His Successor in John 21:15-19. Studies in Their Judaic Background (Studies in Judaism; Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2013).

Feeding the Five Thousand. Studies in the Judaic Background of Mark 6:30-44 par. and John 6:1-15 (Studies in Judaism; Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2010).

The Death, Burial, and Resurrection of Jesus, and the Death, Burial, and Translation of Moses in Judaic Tradition (Studies in Judaism; Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2008).

Imagery of Triumph and Rebellion in 2 Corinthians 2:14-17 and Elsewhere in the Epistle. An Example of the Combination of Greco-Roman and Judaic Traditions in the Apostle Paul (Studies in Judaism; Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2005).

Matthew 1-2 and the Virginal Conception in Light of Palestinian and Hellenistic Judaic Traditions on the Birth of Israel's First Redeemer, Moses (Studies in Judaism; Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2004).

My Name Is "Legion." Palestinian Judaic Traditions in Mark 5:1-20 and Other Gospel Texts (Studies in Judaism; Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2003). Essays on Mark 5:1-20; Luke 4:16-30; The Name "Iscariot" and Ahithophel in Judaic Tradition; Luke 19:41-44; John 8:56-58; Matt 24:28 // Luke 17:37b; and Luke 13:34b // Matt 23:37b.

The Stilling of the Storm. Studies in Early Palestinian Judaic Traditions (International Studies in Formative Christianity and Judaism; Binghamton, NY: Global Publications, Binghamton University, 2000). Essays on Mark 4:35-41; 1:16-20; and Luke 24:13-35.

"Caught in the Act," Walking on the Sea, and the Release of Barabbas Revisited (South Florida Studies in the History of Judaism, 157; Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1998). Essays on John 7:53 - 8:11; Mark 6:45-52 par.; and 15:6-15 par.

The Wicked Tenants and Gethsemane (International Studies in Formative Christianity and Judaism, University of South Florida, 4; Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1996). Essays on Mark 12:1-9 par.; 14:32-42 par.; 2 Cor 12:1-12; and Judas' handing Jesus over to certain death through a kiss.

Samuel, Saul and Jesus. Three Early Palestinian Jewish Christian Gospel Haggadoth (South Florida Studies in the History of Judaism, 105; Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1994). Essays on Luke 2:41-51a; Mark 6:1-6a par.; and the prodigia at Jesus' Crucifixion.

Barabbas and Esther and Other Studies in the Judaic Illumination of Earliest Christianity (South Florida Studies in the History of Judaism, 54; Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1992). Essays on Mark 15:6-15 par.; John 11:45-54; Luke 15:11-32; Matt 2:1-12; Gal 2:9; Isa 66:7, Revelation 12 and 2 Thessalonians 1; 2 Thess 2:6-7; Rom 11:25; and 2 Thess 1:3.

Weihnachtsgeschichte, Barmherziger Samariter, Verlorener Sohn. Studien zu ihrem jüdischen Hintergrund (ANTZ 2; Berlin: Institut Kirche und Judentum, 1988). Essays on Luke 2:1-20; 10:30-37; and 15:11-32.

Water into Wine and the Beheading of John the Baptist. Early Jewish-Christian Interpretation of Esther 1 in John 2:1-11 and Mark 6:17-29 (Brown Judaic Studies, 150; Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1988).

Short commentary on 2 Thessalonians in I-II Timothy, Titus, II Thessalonians (Augsburg Commentary on the New Testament; Minneapolis: Augsburg Publishing House, 1984).