Author Archives: Susan Rieske

About Susan Rieske

My dissertation focuses on the concept of "generation" in the book of Matthew. Before pursuing a doctorate, I spent several years in ministry serving on staff with Cru, in various leadership roles in the local church, teaching as an adjunct professor at Moody Theological Seminary, Michigan, and as a writer and speaker with Shepherd Project Ministries.

Review of The Obedient Son by Brandon D. Crowe

The Obedient Son: Deuteronomy and Christology in the Gospel of Matthew. By Brandon D. Crowe. BZNW 188. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2012, x + 284 pp., $140.00. In this revised doctoral thesis, The Obedient Son: Deuteronomy and Christology in the Gospel … Continue reading

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Review of Matthew Commentaries by Ulrich Luz

Luz, Ulrich. Matthew 1–7: A Commentary. Translated by James E. Crouch. Hermeneia. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2007. 472 pp. $75. Luz, Ulrich. Matthew 8–20: A Commentary. Translated by James E. Crouch. Hermeneia. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2001. 646 pp. $85. Luz, Ulrich. Matthew 21–28: … Continue reading

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Review of Jesus is Lord, Caesar is Not

McKnight, Scot and Joseph B. Modica, eds. Jesus is Lord, Caesar is Not: Evaluating Empire in New Testament Studies. Downers Grove, Ill.: Intervarsity Press, 2013. 224 pp. $18. While trends in biblical studies come and go, some leave a lasting … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Mike Kibbe!

Congratulations belongs to another PhD student who has successfully defended his dissertation and graduated with his doctoral degree from Wheaton. On March 21st of this year, Michael Kibbe defended his dissertation entitled “Godly Fear or Ungodly Failure? Hebrews 12:18-29 and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Matthew, Texts @ Contexts

Fortress / Amazon Duran, Nicole Wilkinson, and James P. Grimshaw, eds. Matthew. Texts @ Contexts. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2013. Xxii + 351 pp. $49. Among the myriad of commentaries on the book of Matthew, Fortress has just put out one with … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Brittany Kim!

Among the graduates this spring from Wheaton’s doctoral program was our friend and colleague, Brittany Kim, graduating with a degree in Biblical Theology—Old Testament. Her graduation followed the successful defense of her dissertation on February 21st entitled, “‘Enlarge the Place of … Continue reading

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Review: Enoch and the Gospel of Matthew by Amy E. Richter

Amy E. Richter. Enoch and the Gospel of Matthew. Princeton Theological Monograph Series. Eugene, Ore.: Pickwick, 2012. Viii + 234 pp. $27.  Wipf and Stock / Amazon In this work, a revision of a doctoral dissertation done under Deirdre Dempsey … Continue reading

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Review: Jesus is the Christ: The Messianic Testimony of the Gospels by Michael F. Bird

Michael F. Bird, Jesus is the Christ: The Messianic Testimony of the Gospels (Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2012), 219 pages. IVP Academic  / Amazon While the messianic identity of Jesus is certainly not a new topic, ongoing advancements in … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Matthew Patton!

On September 13th of this fall, Matthew Patton successfully defended his dissertation entitled “Hope for a Tender Sprig: Jehoiachin in Biblical Theology.” His supervisor was Daniel Block, his second reader was Richard Schultz, and his external reader was Mark Boda. … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Hank Voss!

Congratulations belongs to another Wheaton student for a successful dissertation defense. On May 1st, Hank Voss defended his dissertation, “The Priesthood of All Believers and the Missio Dei: A Canonical, Catholic and Contextual Perspective.” Hank’s dissertation connects the biblical-theological concept … Continue reading

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