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New Testament and Early Christian Studies

Journal of Early Christian History

The Journal of Early Christian History aims to contribute to scholarship in early Christianity and Byzantine studies by publishing high quality research articles, review articles and book reviews. The journal aspires to approach the field of early Christian and Byzantine studies from new perspectives, welcoming studies incorporating various methodologies, contextual trajectories and interdisciplinary research. The journal especially wishes to promote research in these fields within a South African and wider African context, but not neglecting the international scholarly community. It therefore publishes individually submitted articles, articles resulting from research projects and also conference proceedings.

Journal of Early Christian History is an accredited journal. All articles are subject to evaluation by at least two specialists before the editor grants permission for publication.

Managing Editor:
Chris L. de Wet
Department of Biblical and Ancient Studies

Table of contents for the current issue: Volume 2, issue 2

Contextualising Early Christian History and Literature
Chris L. de Wet, pp.


  • Slavery in Acts of Thomas
    Jennifer Glancy, pp. 3-21

  • Political Theory and Ideology in the Kebra Nagast: Old Testament Judaism, Roman-Byzantine Politics and Ethiopian Orthodoxy
    Benjamin Hendrickx, pp. 22-35

  • The Healing of the Blind Man in John
    Jacobus Kok, pp. 36-62

  • The Signs of the Messiah (‘Otot Hamashiach) and Jewish Apocalypticism
    Marius Nel,
    pp. 63-79

  • Which Euhemerism will you use? Celsus on the Divine Nature of Jesus
    Nickolas P. Roubekas, pp. 80-96

  • Three ‘Popular’ Late-Byzantine Chronicles: An Assessment of Their Value and Veracity
    Thekla Sansaridou-Hendrickx, pp. 97-116

  • A Textured Reading of Well-being: An Interdisciplinary Consideration of Luke 8: 40-56
    Robert Stegmann and Nadine Bowers Du Toit, pp. 117-150

  • Conceptual Unity of the Prologue and Final Doxology in Romans: An Alexandrine Approach
    Benno A. Zuiddam, pp. 151-162

  • Book Reviews