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The Author Paul]. Achtemeier is the Herbert Worth and Annie H. Jackson Professor of Biblical Interpretation at Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, Virginia. Born in Lincoln, Nebraska, he received his theological education at Union Theological Seminary, New York, and has done additional study at Princeton Theological Seminary , the University of Heidelberg, and the University of Basel. He has taught New Testament at Elmhurst College, his alma mater, at Lancaster Theological Seminary, and, since 1973, at Union Theological Seminary in Virginia. He has been a visiting professor at several seminaries and universities in North America and Europe, and has received a number of honors, including five appointments as Staley Foundation Distinguished Scholar. Active in learned societies, he has served as Executive Secretary and as President of the Society of Biblical Literature, and is the first Protestant scholar to have been elected President of the Catholic Biblical Society of America. He is also an elected member of the American Theological Society and the international Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas. Professor Achtemeier has contributed to several major aspects of New Testament scholarship in his thirteen books and numerous scholarly articles as well as his editing of scholarly journals and reference books. He is General Editor of Harper's Bible Dictionary, new edition (1985), and Consulting Editor for Harper's Bible Commentary (1985-88). Among his Fortress Press books are The Questfor Unity in the New Testament Church (1987) and Mark, second edition, Proclamation Commentaries {1986). VI ...


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