Dr Brian Capper


NameDr Brian Capper
Job titleReader in Christian Origins
Research instituteSchool of Humanities and Education Studies

Research outputs

Men of perfect holiness: Essene religious virtuosity in Jerusalem and the crowd converted at Pentecost (Acts 2)

Capper, B. 2021. Men of perfect holiness: Essene religious virtuosity in Jerusalem and the crowd converted at Pentecost (Acts 2). Qumran Chronicle. 28-29, pp. 155-199.

The Judaean cultural context of community of goods in the Early Jesus Movement: Part V. Voluntary economic association and the creation of economic security through education and occupational training in the Essene fictive kinship groups of Ancient Judaea

Capper, B. 2019. The Judaean cultural context of community of goods in the Early Jesus Movement: Part V. Voluntary economic association and the creation of economic security through education and occupational training in the Essene fictive kinship groups of Ancient Judaea. Qumran Chronicle. 27 (1-2).

The Judaean cultural context of community of goods in the early Jesus movement: Part IV. The Jesus movement and holy community of life and property amongst the poor of Judaea

Capper, B. 2019. The Judaean cultural context of community of goods in the early Jesus movement: Part IV. The Jesus movement and holy community of life and property amongst the poor of Judaea. Qumran Chronicle. 27.

The Judaean cultural context of community of goods in the early Jesus movement: Part III. The distribution of Essene community of goods in Southern Palestine and its poverty-relieving macroeconomic significance at the time of Jesus

Capper, B. 2019. The Judaean cultural context of community of goods in the early Jesus movement: Part III. The distribution of Essene community of goods in Southern Palestine and its poverty-relieving macroeconomic significance at the time of Jesus. Qumran Chronicle. 27.

The Judaean cultural context of community of goods in the early Jesus movement: Part II

Capper, B. 2018. The Judaean cultural context of community of goods in the early Jesus movement: Part II. Qumran Chronicle. 26.

The Judean cultural context of community of goods in the early Jesus movement: Part I

Capper, B. 2016. The Judean cultural context of community of goods in the early Jesus movement: Part I. Qumran Chronicle. 24 (1-2), pp. 29-49.

Essene adoptions and the Essene Houses of the Community (CD XIV.12-17 and 4Q266 I 5-13) as the charitable educational institutions of the villages and towns of ancient Judaea

Capper, B. 2015. Essene adoptions and the Essene Houses of the Community (CD XIV.12-17 and 4Q266 I 5-13) as the charitable educational institutions of the villages and towns of ancient Judaea. Qumran Chronicle. 23 (1-2), pp. 345-371.

The Essene religious order of ancient Judaea and the origins of Johannine Christianity

Capper, B. 2014. The Essene religious order of ancient Judaea and the origins of Johannine Christianity. Qumran Chronicle. 22 (1-4), pp. 39-71.

Islam, the rape of Europa and the woman astride the beast: current scaremongering readings of Revelation 17

Capper, B. 2014. Islam, the rape of Europa and the woman astride the beast: current scaremongering readings of Revelation 17. The Polish Journal of Biblical Research. 13 (1-2), pp. 71-101.

Essene socio-economic organisation and the economics of agrarian society

Capper, B. 2000. Essene socio-economic organisation and the economics of agrarian society.

John, Qumran and Virtuoso Religion

Capper, B. 2009. John, Qumran and Virtuoso Religion.

The oil of badness: symbols, politics and current Christian fundamentalist demonisation of Islam

Capper, B. 2010. The oil of badness: symbols, politics and current Christian fundamentalist demonisation of Islam.

Sapiential Work A and the social interpretation of Essenism

Capper, B. 1997. Sapiential Work A and the social interpretation of Essenism.

Agrarian economy and the social interpretation of Essenism

Capper, B. 1997. Agrarian economy and the social interpretation of Essenism.

Two types of discipleship in early Christianity

Capper, B. 2001. Two types of discipleship in early Christianity. The Journal of Theological Studies. 52 (1), pp. 105-123. https://doi.org/10.1093/jts/52.1.105

The church as the new covenant of effective economics: The social origins of mutually supportive Christian community

Capper, B. 2002. The church as the new covenant of effective economics: The social origins of mutually supportive Christian community. International Journal for the Study of the Christian Church. 2, pp. 83-102.

The New Covenant in Southern Palestine at the arrest of Jesus

Capper, B. 2003. The New Covenant in Southern Palestine at the arrest of Jesus. in: The Dead Sea Scrolls as Background to Post-Biblical Judaism and Early Christianity: Papers from an International Conference at St. Andrews 2001 Brill.

To keep silent, ask husbands at home, and not to have authority over men. (1 Corinthians 14:33-36 and I Timothy 2:11–12): The transition from gathering in private to meeting in public space in second generation Christianity and the exclusion of women from leadership of the Public Assembly’ (Part II)

Capper, B. 2005. To keep silent, ask husbands at home, and not to have authority over men. (1 Corinthians 14:33-36 and I Timothy 2:11–12): The transition from gathering in private to meeting in public space in second generation Christianity and the exclusion of women from leadership of the Public Assembly’ (Part II). Theologische Zeitschrift (Basel). 61 (4), pp. 301-319.

To keep silent, ask husbands at home, and not to have authority over men. (1 Corinthians 14:33-36 and I Timothy 2:11–12): The transition from gathering in private to meeting in public space in second generation Christianity and the exclusion of women from leadership of the Public Assembly’ (Part I)

Capper, B. 2005. To keep silent, ask husbands at home, and not to have authority over men. (1 Corinthians 14:33-36 and I Timothy 2:11–12): The transition from gathering in private to meeting in public space in second generation Christianity and the exclusion of women from leadership of the Public Assembly’ (Part I). Theologische Zeitschrift (Basel). 61 (2), pp. 113-131.

Bethany near the Mount of Olives

Capper, B. 2010. Bethany near the Mount of Olives. The Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception. 3, pp. 1-4.

Jesus, virtuoso religion and the community of goods

Capper, B. 2009. Jesus, virtuoso religion and the community of goods. in: Longenecker, B. and Liebengood, K. (ed.) Engaging Economics: New Testament Scenarios and Early Christian Reception Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA William B Eerdmans Publishing Company. pp. 60-80

Holy community of life and property amongst the poor: A response to Steve Walton

Capper, B. 2008. Holy community of life and property amongst the poor: A response to Steve Walton. Evangelical Quarterly. 80 (2), pp. 113-127.

Essene community houses and Jesus' early community

Capper, B. 2006. Essene community houses and Jesus' early community. in: Charlesworth, J. (ed.) Jesus and Archaeology Michigan, USA Eerdmans Publishing.

Apotres, Maitres de Maison et Domestiques: Les Origines du Ministere Tripartite

Capper, B. 2006. Apotres, Maitres de Maison et Domestiques: Les Origines du Ministere Tripartite. Etudes Theologiques et Religieuses. 81 (3), pp. 395-428.

Wealth

Capper, B. 2003. Wealth. in: Houlden, J. (ed.) Jesus in History, Thought, and Culture: An Encyclopedia Santa Barbara, USA ABC-CLIO/Greenwood.

The holy congregation in Jerusalem

Capper, B. 2000. The holy congregation in Jerusalem. in: Schiffman, L. and Vanderkam, J. (ed.) Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls New York Oxford University Press. pp. 369-370

Public body, private women: the ideology of gender and space and the exclusion of women from public leadership in the late first-century church

Capper, B. 1999. Public body, private women: the ideology of gender and space and the exclusion of women from public leadership in the late first-century church. in: Hannaford, R. and Jobling, J. (ed.) Theology and the Body Leominster, UK Gracewing. pp. 123-151

With the oldest monks... light from the Essene history on the career of the beloved disciple?

Capper, B. 1998. With the oldest monks... light from the Essene history on the career of the beloved disciple? The Journal of Theological Studies. 49 (1), pp. 1-55. https://doi.org/10.1093/jts/49.1.1

Reciprocity and the ethics of acts

Capper, B. 1998. Reciprocity and the ethics of acts. in: Howard-Marshall, I. and Peterson, D. (ed.) Witness to the Gospel: The Theology of Acts Grand Rapids, USA Eerdmans Publishing. pp. 499-518

Order and ministry in the social pattern of the New Testament church

Capper, B. 1996. Order and ministry in the social pattern of the New Testament church. in: Hall, C. and Hannaford, R. (ed.) Order and Ministry Leominster, UK Gracewing. pp. 61-103

The Palestinian cultural context of earliest Christian community of goods

Capper, B. 1995. The Palestinian cultural context of earliest Christian community of goods. in: Bauckham, R. (ed.) The Book of Acts in its Palestinian Setting Grand Rapids, USA Eerdmans Publishing.

Community of goods in the early Jerusalem church

Capper, B. 1995. Community of goods in the early Jerusalem church. Aufstieg und Niedergang der Romischen Welt. 26 (2), pp. 1730-1774.

Paul's dispute with Philippi: Understanding the argument of Philippians 1-2 from Paul's Thanks in 4.1-20

Capper, B. 1993. Paul's dispute with Philippi: Understanding the argument of Philippians 1-2 from Paul's Thanks in 4.1-20. Theologische Zeitschrift. 49, pp. 193-214.

The Interpretation of Acts 5.4

Capper, B. 1983. The Interpretation of Acts 5.4. Journal for the Study of the New Testament. 6 (19), pp. 117-131. https://doi.org/10.1177/0142064X8300601908
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