Maurice Casey is a British scholar of New Testament and early Christianity. He is Emeritus Professor at the University of Nottingham, having served there as Professor of New Testament Languages and Literature at the Department of Theology. According to Casey he had initially intended to become an Anglican Minister, but changed his views, left the Church and has not held any religious beliefs since 1962.
Casey's work has argued strongly for Aramaic sources behind the New Testament documents, specifically for Q and the Gospel of Mark. He has also contributed works on early Christology and the use of the term Son of Man within the New Testament Gospels in reference to Jesus.
Casey's Aramaic ideas were challenged by Stanley E. Porter in Excursus: A response to Maurice Casey on the Languages of Jesus citing modern scholarship, that the linguistic environment of Roman Palestine was probably multilingual.
- Casey, Maurice. An Aramaic Approach to Q : Sources for the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, Society for New Testament Studies Monograph Series. Cambridge, U.K. ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2002.
- Aramaic Sources of Mark's Gospel, Society for New Testament Studies Monograph Series. Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1998, ISBN 1139425870, p.198.
- From Jewish Prophet to Gentile God : The Origins and Development of New Testament Christology. Cambridge, England. Westminster/J. Knox Press, 1991.
- The Solution to The "Son of Man" Problem, Library of New Testament Studies 343. London ; New York: T & T Clark, 2007.
- Son of Man : The Interpretation and Influence of Daniel 7. London: SPCK, 1979.
- Casey, Maurice, and James G. Crossley. Judaism, Jewish Identities, and the Gospel Tradition : Essays in Honour of Maurice Casey, Bibleworld. London ; Oakville, CT: Equinox Pub., 2008.
- Jesus of Nazareth: An Independent Historian's Account of His Life and Teaching. T&T Clark in London, New York, 2010.
- Emeritus Professor, Faculty of Arts
- Brian Bethune "Jesus historians get an earful from Maurice Casey" Maclean's, December 23, 2010
- Porter, Stanley E. (2004). Criteria For Authenticity In Historical-jesus Research. Continuum International Publishing Group. p. 164. ISBN 978-0-567-04360-3. Retrieved 16 May 2013.
"The linguistic environment of Roman Palestine during the first century was much more complex, and allows for the possibility that Jesus himself may well have spoken Greek on occasion." (p.164)
- see also Stanley E. Porter, Jesus and the Use of Greek: A Response to Maurice Casey. Bulletin for Biblical Research. 10:1 (2000): 71-87.
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