Wally Vincente Cirafesi
My academic interests are very broad and lie generally in the area of the literary, theological, and social-historical worlds of ancient Judaism and early Christianity. My current research project, however, revolves around the institutional contexts of the Jewish priesthood in the Second Temple period and the origins of priestly christology in first and second century Christianity.
- (2015) Teaching Assistant for undergraduate course, Bible and Film, Depart of Religious Studies, McMaster University
- (2014) Teaching Assistant for undergraduate course, The Jewish World of New Testament Times, Department of Religious Studies, McMaster University
- M.A. (New Testament), McMaster Divinity College, Hamilton, Canada (September 2010–May 2012)
- B.A. (Biblical Languages), Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, USA (January 2007–May 2010)
- I also completed one year of PhD coursework in the Department of Religious Studies, McMaster University.
- My graduate training and publishing record thus far have included work in the following areas:
- Method and theory in the study of religion
- Ancient Jewish literature (especially Apocrypha, Pseudepigrapha, and the Dead Sea Scrolls)
- New Testament and Early Christianity (including patristics)
- Ancient Greek language and linguistics
- Greek and Aramaic papyrology and textual criticism
- 2014–2015 Ontario Graduate Scholarship ($15,000 CAD)
- 2013 The John Billes Scholarship, for academic performance in Biblical Studies, McMaster Divinity College
- 2013 The Edith Laurence McDermid Scholarship, for academic performance in New Testament studies, McMaster Divinity College
- 2013 The Joachim Jeremias Paper Prize, Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, for the paper entitled: “The Bilingual Character and Liturgical Function of ‘Hermeneia’ in Johannine Papyrus Manuscripts: A New Proposal.”
- 2013 Eastern Great Lakes Society of Biblical Literature Paper Prize, for the paper entitled: “The Bilingual Character and Liturgical Function of ‘Hermeneia’ in Johannine Papyrus Manuscripts: A New Proposal.”
- 2012 The H. Winnifred Lang Scholarship, for academic excellence in New Testament studies, McMaster Divinity College
- 2011 The John Billes Scholarship, for academic performance in Biblical Studies, McMaster Divinity College
- PhD Research Fellow, Faculty of Theology, University of Oslo (2015-2019)
- Instructor in the Jewish Studies program of E-teacher Biblical (eteacherbiblical.com) (2015-current)
Verbal Aspect in Synoptic Parallels: On the Method and Meaning of Divergent Tense-Form Usage in the Synoptic Passion Narratives (Linguistic Biblical Studies 7; Leiden: Brill, 2013). 191 pp.
Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals
“Justin’s Ἀπομνημονεύματα and Ancient Greco-Roman Memoirs” (with G.P. Fewster), Early Christianity 7.2 (2016): forthcoming (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck).
“The ‘Johannine Community’ in (More) Current Research: A Critical Appraisal of Recent Methods and Models,” Neotestamentica 48.2 (2014): 341–364 (New Testament Society of Southern Africa).
“The Johannine Community Hypothesis (1968–Present): Past and Present Approaches and a New Way Forward,” Currents in Biblical Research 12.2 (2014): 173–193 (London: SAGE).
“The Bilingual Character and Liturgical Function of ‘Hermeneia’ in Johannine Papyrus Manuscripts: A New Proposal,” Novum Testamentum 56.1 (2014): 45–67 (Leiden: Brill).
“Tense-Form Reduction and the Use of ἐποιήσατε in Codex Bezae Matthew 21,13//Mark 11,17,” Filología Neotestamentaria 26 (2013): 61–68 (Ediciones el Almendro de Córdoba, España).
“ὑστερέω and πίστις Χριστοῦ in Romans 3:23: A Response to Steven Enderlein” (with S.E. Porter), Journal for the Study of Paul and his Letters 3.1 (2013): 1–9 (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns).
“The Priestly Portrait of Jesus in the Gospel of John in Light of 1QS, 1QSa and 1QSb,” Journal of Greco-Roman Christianity and Judaism 8 (2011–12): 83–105 (Sheffield, UK: Sheffield Phoenix Press).
“ἔχειν πίστιν in Hellenistic Greek and its Contribution to the πίστις Χριστοῦ Debate,” Biblical and Ancient Greek Linguistics 1 (2012): 5–37 (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock).
“To Fall Short or To Lack? Reconsidering the Meaning and Translation of ‘ΥΣΤΕΡΕΩ in Romans 3:23,” Expository Times 123.9 (2012): 429–434 (London: SAGE).
“Πίστις and Christ in Hippolytus’s De Christo et Antichristo: A Response to Michael F. Bird and Michael R. Whitenton” (with G.W. Peterman), New Testament Studies 57.4 (2011): 594–603 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).
Chapter in Book
“The Temple Attitudes of John and Qumran in the Light of Hellenistic Judaism,” in Stanley E. Porter and Andrew W. Pitts, eds., Christian Origins and Hellenistic Judaism: Literary and Social Contexts for the New Testament (TENT 10; Leiden: Brill, 2013), 315–339.
- Cirafesi, Wally Vincente (2017). Taken from Dust, Formed from Clay: Compound Allusions and Scriptural Exegesis in 1QHa 11:20-37;20:27-39 and Ben Sira 33:7-15. Dead Sea Discoveries. ISSN 0929-0761. 24(1), s 81- 111
- Cirafesi, Wally Vincente & Fewster, Gregory Peter (2016). Justin's απομνημονευματα and Ancient Greco-Roman Memoirs. Early Christianity. ISSN 1868-8020. 7(2), s 186- 212 . doi: http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/mohr/ec/2016/00000007/00000002/art00003