David A. Burnett is a doctoral student pursuing a PhD in Religious Studies in Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He has served as a graduate teaching assistant and research assistant in the Department of Theology at Marquette. He is a two-time graduate of Criswell College in Dallas, Texas with a BA in Biblical Studies and an MA in Theological and Biblical Studies. He has also studied at the Tantur Ecumenical Institute of the University of Notre Dame in Jerusalem, Israel and the University of Oxford. He is currently a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, the Catholic Biblical Association, the Chicago Society of Biblical Research, the North American Patristics Society, the Southwest Commission on Religious Studies, and the American Academy of Religion. His work has been published with Fortress Academic/Lexington Press and in the Journal for the Study of Paul and His Letters.
The famous story of Jesus and the woman with the alabaster jar survives in all four canonical gospels (Mark 14:3-9 // Matt 26:6-13 // Luke 7:36-50 // John 12:1-8), yet comes down to us with distinct features in each telling. With reference to the synoptic gospels (Matthew, Mark, and Luke), some have argued that two distinct historical […]