R. Steven Notley

R. Steven Notley

R. Steven Notley is Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins at the New York City campus of Nyack College.

A member and past director of the Jerusalem School of Synoptic Research, Notley earned his Ph.D. in Comparative Religions at the Hebrew University (1993). He studied in Jerusalem under the direction of the late professor David Flusser, writing his dissertation on "The Concept of the Holy Spirit in Jewish Literature of the Second Commonwealth and Pre-Pauline Christianity."

With Flusser he collaborated on the historical biography, Jesus (3d. ed 2001). With Anson F. Rainey Notley co-wrote The Sacred Bridge: Carta's Atlas of the Biblical World (2006). And with Ze'ev Safrai Notley co-authored Eusebius, Onomasticon: A Triglott Edition with Notes and Commentary (2005) and Parables of the Sages: Jewish Wisdom from Jesus to Rav Ashi (2011).

During his 16 years in Israel, Notley was extensively involved in directing travel and field study for students and laity in Israel, Greece and Turkey. He served as chairman of the department of New Testament Studies at the Jerusalem University College from 1996 to 2001. Currently, Notley lives in New York with his wife, Sunya, and their four children Elizabeth, Christopher, Anna, and Kathryn.

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  • Anti-Jewish Tendencies in the Synoptic Gospels
  • The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin: What Would Jesus Say?
  • Book Review: Robert Lindsey’s A Comparative Greek Concordance of the Synoptic Gospels
  • By the Finger of God
  • Can Gentiles Be Saved?
  • The Cross and the Jewish People
  • The Cross: No Way Around It—for Jesus, or His Disciples
  • Divorce and Remarriage in Historical Perspective
  • Do Not Be Anxious
  • First-century Jewish Use of Scripture: Evidence from the Life of Jesus
  • “Give unto Caesar”: Jesus, the Zealots and the Imago Dei
  • If a Jew mistreats a Jew, does that make him anti-Semitic?
  • If Your Eye Be Single
  • Jesus and the Essene Passover
  • Jesus and the Son of Man
  • The Jesus Who Changes People’s Lives!
  • Jesus’ Command to “Hate”
  • Jesus’ Jewish Command to Love
  • John’s Baptism of Repentance
  • Landmark New Work by Professor David Flusser Explores Jesus’ Jewishness
  • Let Him Who Is Without Sin…
  • Let the One Who Has Ears to Hear, “Hear!”
  • The Man Who Would Be King
  • Mark’s Account of the Cleansing of the Temple: Literary Device or Historical Fact?
  • Matthew 1:1-25: In the Year of Jubilee?
  • Matthew 2:1-23: A Nazorean Shall Be Called
  • Notley Lecture: “Between the Chairs: New Testament Evidence for the Hebrew Jesus Spoke”
  • Parables on the Character of God
  • Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem
  • The Sabbath Was Made for Man
  • The Search for Bethsaida: Is It Over?
  • The Season of Redemption
  • Something Greater Than the Temple
  • Tabernacles: The Lord’s Feast
  • The Teaching of Balaam
  • What is the Jerusalem School’s hermeneutical criterion?
  • Who Questioned Jesus?