Porter and Pitts offer their fourth volume in this series intended to advance knowledge in the field of Christian origins. The book contains 25 essays that are arranged under four different headings. Part 1 is titled “The Formation of the Jesus Movement and Its Precursors” and contains four essays: “John the Baptist in the Fourth Gospel” by Clare Rothschild, “John’s Baptist in Luke’s Gospel,” by John DelHousaye, “From John to Apollos to Paul: How the Baptist of John Entered the Jesus Movement,” by Stephen Patterson, and “Followers, Servants, and Traitors: The Representation of Disciples in the Synoptic Gospels and in Ancient Judaism,” by Catherine Hezser.

Part 2 is titled “Production of Early Christian Gospels” and contains five essays: “The Pre-citation Fallacy in New Testament Scholarship and Sanders’s Tendencies of the Synoptic Tradition,” by Stanley Porter and Andrew Pitts, “Was Matthew a Plagiarist? Plagiarism in Greco-Roman Antiquity,” by Randolph Richards, “Compositional...

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