Click book covers to visit sites where each book is available for purchase
Ephesians in the New International Commentary of the New Testament
by Lynn Cohick, edited by Joel Green
Book of the Month review in The Expository Times from Jan 2021»
Christian Women in the Patristic World
Their Influence, Authority, and Legacy in the Second through Fifth Centuries
by Lynn Cohick and Amy Brown Hughes
From facing wild beasts in the arena to governing the Roman Empire, Christian women–as preachers and philosophers, martyrs and empresses, virgins and mothers–influenced the shape of the church in its formative centuries.
Christian Women in the Patristic World provides in a single volume a nearly complete compendium of extant evidence about Christian women in the second through fifth centuries. Through a careful examination of literary and material evidence, the book highlights the social and theological contributions women made to shaping early Christian beliefs and practices, integrating their influence into the history of the patristic church and showing how their achievements can be edifying for contemporary Christians.
Philippians is part of the new Story of God Bible Commentary from Zondervan
In my commentary I explore Paul’s “good news” to the church in Philippi, and its words of comfort, encouragement and exhortation to the church today.
Each section of Paul’s argument is carefully analyzed, and I spend about a third of each chapter exploring practical ways that God’s people down through the ages and around the world today have lived the text faithfully.
Videos related to the Philippians commentary:
I serve as an associate editor for The Story of God Commentary series alongside Michael Bird and Joel Willitts, working with the New Testament general editor Scot McKnight. We have assembled a global team of men and women scholars who have vast pastoral experience and a deep love for God’s redemptive story.
Full List of Publications
Ephesians in New International Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2020.
Christian Women in the Patristic World: Their Influence, Authority, and Legacy in the Second Through Fifth Centuries. Co-authored with Amy B. Hughes. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2017.
Philippians in Story of God Commentary. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2013, 304 pp.
Ephesians in New Covenant Commentary. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2010, 190 pp.
Women in the World of the Earliest Christians. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2009, 350 pp.
Cohick, Lynn H., Gary M. Burge, and Gene L. Green. The New Testament in Antiquity. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2009, 480 pp. (Cohick authored approx. 1/3 of the volume)
The Peri Pascha Attributed to Melito of Sardis: Setting, Purpose and Sources. Brown Judaic Studies, 327. Providence, RI: Brown University Press, 2000, 187 pp.
“Stories from Letters: Paul’s Correspondence,” pages xyz in Cambridge Companion to Biblical Narrative. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming.
“Women and Christianity,” pages xyz in Challenges to Christianity. Edited by Stewart Kelly and Paul Copan. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2022 forthcoming
“Thinking about Supersessionism from Paul to Melito of Sardis: A Response,” pages xyz in God’s Israel and the Israel of God: Paul and Supersessionism. Edited by Michael Bird and Scot McKnight. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2022 forthcoming.
“The Agency of Women in Ancient Rome,” Pages 30–36 in The Biblical World of Gender: The Daily Lives of Ancient Women and Men. Edited by Celina Durgin and Dru Johnson. Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2022.
“‘I Am a Christian,’ Blandina’s Example of Christian Endurance and Courage,” pages 275-295 in Rhetoric, History, and Theology: Interpreting the New Testament. Edited by Todd D. Still and Jason A. Myers. NY: Lexington Books/Fortress Academic, 2022.
“Return to Your First Love: The Church in Ephesus,” pages 51–64 in Living the King Jesus Gospel. Edited by Nijay Gupta, Tara Beth Leach, Matthew W. Bates, Drew J. Strait. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2021.
“Ephesians/Colossians.” Pages 185–204 in Discovering Biblical Equality, 3rd ed. Edited by Ronald W. Pierce and Cynthia Long Westfall. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2021.
“‘Could This Be the Christ?’ The Samaritan Woman’s Testimony and Jesus’ Identity.” Pages 27–42 in Who Do You Say That I Am? Edited by George Kalantzis, David Capes and Ty Kieser. Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2020.
“‘Better than a Slave’: Paul and the Economics of Slavery–A Rejoinder to Ulrike Roth,” co-authored with John Anthony Dunne. Pages 28–44 in Human Flourishing: Economic Wisdom for a Fruitful Christian Vision of the Good Life. Edited by Greg Forster and Anthony R. Cross. Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2020.
“Afterword.” Pages 107–109 in Holding Up Half the Sky: A Biblical Case for Women Leading and Teaching in the Church. Graham Hill. Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2020.
“Women in the Jewish, Greco-Roman, and Early Christian World.” Pages 35–60 in The State of New Testament Studies: A Survey of Recent Research. Edited by Scot McKnight and Nijay K. Gupta. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2019.
“Poverty and its Causes in the Early Church.” Pages 16–27 in Poverty in the Early Church and Today: A Conversation. Edited by Steve Walton and Hannah Swithinbank. London: T&T Clark, 2019.
“The Gospel as God’s Gift: Good News from Ephesians 1:1–3:12.” Pages 150–172 in Is the Gospel Good News? Edited by Stanley E. Porter and Hughson T. Ong. Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2018.
“The ‘Woman at the Well’: Was the Samaritan Woman Really an Adulteress?” Pages 249–253 in Vindicating the Vixens: Revisiting Sexualized, Vilified, and Marginalized Women on the Bible. Edited by Sandra Glahn. Wheaton, IL: Kregel, 2017.
“The New Perspective and the Christian Life in Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians,” pages 19–46 in The Apostle Paul and the Christian Life: Ethical and Missional Implications of the New Perspective. Edited by Scot McKnight and Joseph Modica. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2016.
“Intertextuality in Melito of Sardis,” pages 126–149 in Intertextuality in the Second Century. Edited by Jeffrey Bingham and Clayton Jefford. Leiden: Brill, 2016.
“Mothers, Martyrs, and Manly Courage: The Female Martyr in 2 Maccabees, 4 Maccabees, and the Acts of Paul and Thecla” pages 123–132 in A Most Reliable Witness: Essays in Honor of Ross Shepard Kraemer. Edited by N. DesRosiers and Shira L. Lander. Brown Judaic Studies 358. Providence: Brown University, 2015.
“Women, Children, and Families in the Roman World” pages 179–188 in The World of the New Testament: Cultural, Social, and Historical Contexts. Edited by Joel B. Green and Lee Martin McDonald. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2013.
“Paul’s Letter to the Philippians,” pages 166–182 in Jesus is Lord: Not Caesar: Evaluating Empire Studies Today. Edited by Scot McKnight and Joseph B. Modica. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2013.
“Colossians” pages 1395–1412 in Baker Illustrated Bible Commentary. Edited by Gary M. Burge and Andrew E. Hill. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2012.
“Jews and Christians” pages 68–83 in The Routledge Companion to Early Christian Thought. Edited by D. Jeffrey Bingham. NY: Routledge, 2010.
“Jesus, King of the Jews” pages 111–132 in Who Do My Opponents Say that I Am? Edited by Scot McKnight and Joseph B. Modica. London: T & T Clark, 2008.
“Prophecy, Women Leadership and the Body of Christ,” pages 81–97 in Women, Ministry and the Gospel, Exploring New Paradigms. Edited by Mark A. Husbands and Timothy T. Larsen. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2007.
“Melito’s Peri Pascha, its Relationship to Judaism and Sardis in Recent Scholarly Discussion,” pages 123–140 in Evolution of the Synagogue. Edited by Howard Clark Kee and Lynn H. Cohick, Valley Forge, PA: Trinity Press International, 1999.
Articles in Peer Review Journals
“What’s Love God to Do with It? Marriage in First-Century Families,” Colloquium 50:2 (2018): 25–41.
“Cultivating Shalom: A Response to John Stackhouse’s Epistemology,” Journal of Analytical Theology 4 (2016): 193-–197.
“The Gospel as God’s Gift: Good News from Ephesians 1:1–3:12,” Bingham Colloquium, McMaster Divinity School, Hamilton, ON, Canada, June 2015.
“Tyranny, Authority, Service: Leadership and Headship in the New Testament,” Ex Auditu 28 (2012): 74–90.
“Citizenship and Empire: Paul’s Letter to the Philippians and Eric Liddell’s Work in China,” Journal for the Study of Paul and His Letters 1.2 (2012): 137–152.
“Virginity Unveiled: Tertullian’s Veiling of Virgins and Historical Women in the First Three Centuries A.D.,” Andrews University Seminary Studies 45.1 (2007): 19–34.
“Why Women followed Jesus: A Discussion of Female Piety,” Scottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology 25.2 (2007): 172–193.
“Melito of Sardis’s Peri Pascha and Its ‘Israel’,” Harvard Theological Review 91:4 (1998): 351–72.
“Melito of Sardis,” pages 534–535 in Evangelical Dictionary of Theology. Daniel J. Treier and Walter A. Elwell, eds. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2017.
“The Fruit of the Spirit,” pages 332–333 in Evangelical Dictionary of Theology. Daniel J. Treier and Walter A. Elwell, eds. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2017.
“The Trial of Jesus,” pages 972–979 in Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2013.
“Pharisees,” pages 673–679 in Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2013.
“Common Judaism,” pages 452–458 in Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2013.
“Headship” pages 349–350 in Dictionary of Scripture and Ethics. Edited by Joel B. Green. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2011.
“Roman Citizenship” page 728 in Baker Illustrated Bible Handbook. Edited by J. Daniel Hays and J. Scott Duvall. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2011.
“The City of Rome” pages 744–745 in Baker Illustrated Bible Handbook. Edited by J. Daniel Hays and J. Scott Duvall. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2011.