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Richard Rohrbaugh

Dr. Richard L. Rohrbaugh is the Paul S. Wright Professor of Religious Studies, Emeritus at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. He is a graduate of Sterling College, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, and San Francisco Theological Seminary, where he earned his S.T.D. He has been among the pioneers in using anthropological studies of Mediterranean culture to set the New Testament in its ancient social and cultural context.

In the last three decades he has authored numerous scholarly articles and eight books, including: The New Testament in Cross-Cultural Perspective (2006), Social Science Commentary on the Synoptic Gospels, 2nd ed. (2003, with Bruce J. Malina of Creighton University), and Social Science Commentary on the Gospel of John (1998, with Bruce J. Malina). His work is now published in five languages and a dozen countries.

The Kerygma study Interpretation: A Guide to Understanding the Bible Today has made a significant contribution to introducing basic scholarship study methods to laypersons. It was revised and updated in 2008 and was re-titled Listening to Scripture: Strategies for Interpreting the Bible.