This seminar covers all aspects of the early Jewish context of the New Testament. We are therefore concerned with both the extant literature from the Second Temple period (e.g. the Pseudepigrapha, the Qumran Scrolls) and with other kinds of evidence from this era (e.g. archaeological finds, legal papyri) as these relate to the understanding of the New Testament as a whole, or to any specific book/section within it. We welcome papers on any area of New Testament theology, christology or ethics which is illuminated by this early Jewish material, as well as those dealing with particular points of interaction such as the exegesis of Israel’s scriptures, legal interpretation, and literary forms and genres.