John W. Welch is the Robert K. Thomas Professor of Law in the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University, where he teaches legal courses on biblical law, Greek and Roman law, and law in the New Testament and Book of Mormon. He holds graduate degrees from BYU and Duke. He served as editor-in-chief of BYU Studies from 1991 to 2018 and has authored or edited several books, including Chiasmus in Antiquity (Gerstenberg, 1981), Masada and the World of the New Testament (BYU Studies, 1997), Charting the New Testament (FARMS, 2002), and The Sermon on the Mount in the Light of the Temple (Ashgate, 2009). His wide-ranging publications include works on the early Christian interpretations of the parable of the good Samaritan, fear and magic in the trial of Jesus, and textual relations between the Sermon on the Mount and the Didache. He is an author and editor in the BYU New Testament Commentary.
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