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Philip Maurice Casey (18 October 1942 – 10 May 2014)[1] was a British scholar of New Testament and early Christianity. He was an emeritus professor at the University of Nottingham, having served there as Professor of New Testament Languages and Literature at the Department of Theology.[2][3]

Philip Maurice Casey
Born(1942-10-18)18 October 1942
Sunderland, UK
Died10 May 2014(2014-05-10) (aged 71)
OccupationProfessor of New Testament Languages and Literature
Academic background
EducationDurham University (D.D.)
ThesisThe interpretation of Daniel VII in Jewish and Patristic literature and in the New Testament: an approach to the Son of man problem
Academic work
InstitutionsUniversity of Nottingham

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BiographyEdit

Casey was born in Sunderland. His father was the Anglican vicar of Wheatley Hill, but after his death his mother moved to Chevington and Casey to boarding school at Woodbridge School, Suffolk. He entered Durham University having intended to become an Anglican priest, but changed his views in 1962 while completing his undergraduate degree in theology. Casey stated that he had not held any religious beliefs since.[4] In 1978 he gained a doctorate in Divinity from Durham.[5]

Fields of studyEdit

Aramaic sources behind the New TestamentEdit

Casey's work argued strongly for Aramaic sources behind the New Testament documents, specifically for Q and the Gospel of Mark.[6][7]

Casey's Aramaic ideas were challenged by Stanley E. Porter in Excursus: A response to Maurice Casey on the Languages of Jesus[8] citing modern scholarship,[9] that the linguistic environment of Roman Palestine was probably multilingual.

Son of ManEdit

He also contributed works on early Christology and the use of the term Son of Man within the New Testament Gospels in reference to Jesus.

WorksEdit

ThesisEdit

  • Casey, Maurice (1976). The interpretation of Daniel VII in Jewish and Patristic literature and in the New Testament: an approach to the Son of man problem (Ph.D.). London: British Library. OCLC 640114346.

BooksEdit

  • ——— (1979). Son of Man : The Interpretation and Influence of Daniel 7. London: SPCK. ISBN 9780281036974. OCLC 6338109.
  • ——— (1991). From Jewish Prophet to Gentile God: The Origins and Development of New Testament Christology. Edward Cadbury lectures, 1985-86. Cambridge, England & Louisville, KY: T&T Clark & Westminster John Knox Press. ISBN 9780227679203. OCLC 24302203.
  • ——— (1996). Is John's Gospel True?. London & New York: Routledge. ISBN 9780415146302. OCLC 36061908.
  • ——— (1998). Aramaic Sources of Mark's Gospel. Society for New Testament Studies - Monograph Series. 102. Cambridge & New York: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780511035975. OCLC 49726109.
  • ——— (2002). An Aramaic Approach to Q : Sources for the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. Society for New Testament Studies - Monograph Series. 122. Cambridge, UK & New York: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780511061158. OCLC 57146437.
  • ——— (2007). The Solution to The "Son of Man" Problem. Library of New Testament Studies. 343. London & New York: T & T Clark. ISBN 9780567140494. OCLC 741690930.
  • ——— (2010). Jesus of Nazareth: An Independent Historian's Account of His Life and Teaching. London & New York: T & T Clark. ISBN 9780567104083. OCLC 858048706.
  • ——— (2014). Jesus: Evidence and Argument Or Mythicist Myths?. London: T & T Clark. ISBN 9780567447623. OCLC 858358284.

ChaptersEdit

FestschriftEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ England and Wales, Death Index, 2007-2015
  2. ^ Emeritus Professor, Faculty of Arts Archived 2010-09-01 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Maurice Casey - Jesus: Evidence and Argument Or Mythicist Myths? 2014 - Page 37 "... many more details of my ordinary life here than I did in the original draft of this book. I was born in 1942, in the middle of an air raid in Sunderland. My father was the Anglican vicar of Wheatley Hill, a mining village some seven miles outside .."
  4. ^ Brian Bethune "Jesus historians get an earful from Maurice Casey" Maclean's, December 23, 2010
  5. ^ "Durham University Gazette, XXIII (ns) including supplement". reed.dur.ac.uk. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
  6. ^ Maurice Casey An Aramaic Approach to Q: Sources for the Gospels of Matthew 2002 "Sources for the Gospels of Matthew and Luke Maurice Casey. ...wrote sound Hebrew as a living literary language. They also make it probable that some Jews spoke Hebrew."
  7. ^ Maurice Casey Aramaic Sources of Mark's Gospel 1998 - Page 61 "Hebrew found in the Evan Bohan, a fourteenth-century Jewish anti-Christian treatise by Shem-Tob "
  8. ^ Porter, Stanley E. (2004). Criteria For Authenticity In Historical-jesus Research. Continuum International Publishing Group. p. 164. ISBN 978-0-567-04360-3. Retrieved 16 May 2013.
    "The linguistic environment of Roman Palestine during the first century was much more complex, and allows for the possibility that Jesus himself may well have spoken Greek on occasion." (p.164)
  9. ^ see also Stanley E. Porter, Jesus and the Use of Greek: A Response to Maurice Casey. Bulletin for Biblical Research. 10:1 (2000): 71-87.