Articles & Essays


The Chiastic Structure of the Creed of Athanasius,” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 66.2 (2023): 279–300.


Wealth and Poverty in Proverbs and Ecclesiastes,” Presbyterion 48 (2022): 85–96.


Did the New Testament Authors Read the Psalter as a Book?The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 25 (2021): 9–33.


Typology in Hebrews: A Response to Buist Fanning,” The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 24.1 (2020): 125–36.


“Canonical Biblical Theology,” pages 59–73 in God’s Glory Revealed in Christ: Essays in Honor of Tom Schreiner, ed. Denny Burk, James M. Hamilton Jr., and Brian Vickers. Nashville: Broadman and Holman, 2019.

The Holy Spirit and Christian Worship: The Life Giving Legacy of the Apostolic Band,” Midwestern Journal of Theology 18.1 (2019): 69–83.


“That God May Be All in All: The Trinity in 1 Corinthians 15,” pages 95–108 in One God in Three Persons, ed. John Starke and Bruce Ware. Wheaton: Crossway, 2015.


“Original Sin in Biblical Theology,” pages 189–208 in Adam, the Fall, and Original Sin, ed. Hans Madueme and Michael Reeves. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2014.

“Did the Church Borrow Leadership Structures from the Old Testament or Synagogue,” pages 13–31 in Shepherding God’s Flock, ed. Thomas R. Schreiner and Ben Merkle. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2014.

“How to Condone What the Bible Condemns: Matthew Vines Takes on the Old Testament,” pages 25–41 in God and the Gay Christian? A Response to Matthew Vines, ed. R. Albert Mohler Jr. Conversant 1. SBTS Press, 2014.


Suffering in Revelation: The Fulfillment of the Messianic Woes,” SBJT 17.4 (2013): 34–47.

Does the Bible Condone Slavery and Sexism?” pages 335–48 in In Defense of the Bible, ed. Steven B. Cowan and Terry L. Wilder. Nashville: Broadman and Holman, 2013.


The Typology of David’s Rise to Power: Messianic Patterns in the Book of Samuel,” SBJT 16.2 (2012): 4–25.

A Biblical Theology of Motherhood,” Journal of Discipleship and Family Ministry 2.2 (2012): 6–13.
Spanish Translation: Una Teología Bíblica de la Maternidad, translated by Saul Sarabia Lopez


Appreciation, Agreement, and a Few Minor Quibbles: A Response to G. K. Beale,” Midwestern Journal of Theology 10 (2011), 58–70.


The Mystery of Marriage,” pages 253-71 in For the Fame of God’s Name: Essays in Honor of John Piper, ed. Sam Storms and Justin Taylor. Wheaton: Crossway, 2010.

John Sailhamer’s The Meaning of the Pentateuch: A Review Essay,” SBJT 14.2 (2010), 62-76.

That the Coming Generation Might Praise the Lord,” Journal of Family Ministry 1.1 (2010): 10-17.
Also published as: “That the Coming Generation Might Praise the Lord: Family Discipleship in the Old Testament,” pages 33–43 in Trained in the Fear of God: Family Ministry in Theological, Historical, and Practical Perspective, ed. Timothy Paul Jones and Randy Stinson. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2011.

The Lord’s Supper in Paul: An Identity Shaping Proclamation of the Gospel,” in The Lord’s Supper, ed. Thomas R. Schreiner and Matt Crawford. NACSBT, Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 2010.

Godliness and Gender: Relating Appropriately to All (1 Timothy 2:9–12),” JBMW 15.1 (2010): 27–32.

Still Sola Scriptura: An Evangelical View of Scripture,” pages 215–40 in The Sacred Text: Excavating the Texts, Exploring the Interpretations, and Engaging the Theologies of the Christian Scriptures, ed. Michael Bird and Michael Pahl. Gorgias Précis Portfolios 7. Piscataway: Gorgias, 2010.

Biblical Theology and Preaching,” pages 193–218 in Text Driven Preaching: God’s Word at the Heart of Every Sermon, ed. Daniel L. Akin, David L. Allen, and Ned L. Mathews. Nashville: Broadman and Holman, 2010.
Spanish Translation: La Teología Bíblica y Predicación, translated by Saul Sarabia Lopez


Was Joseph a Type of the Messiah? Tracing the Typological Identification between Joseph, David, and Jesus,” SBJT 12.4 (2008), 52–77.

The Virgin Will Conceive: Typological Fulfillment in Matthew 1:18–23,” pages 228–47 in Built upon the Rock: Studies in the Gospel of Matthew, ed. John Nolland and Dan Gurtner. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2008.

The Center of Biblical Theology in Acts: Deliverance and Damnation Display the Divine,” Themelios 33.3 (2008), 34–47.
Spanish Translation: El Centro de la Teología Bíblica en Hechos: La Liberación y la Condenación ponen de Manifiesto lo Divino, translated by Saul Sarabia Lopez

Pastors Are Not Elders: A Middle Way?JBMW 13.1 (2008), 53–55.

“Divine Presence,” in Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry and Writings, ed. Peter Enns and Tremper Longman. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 2008.

“Theophany,” in Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry and Writings, ed. Peter Enns and Tremper Longman. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 2008.


The Church Militant and Her Warfare: We Are Not Another Interest Group,” SBJT 11.4 (2007), 70–80.
Spanish Translation: La Iglesia Militante y su Guerra: No Somos Otro Grupo de Interés, translated by Saul Sarabia Lopez

With Denny Burk, “Younger Evangelicals and Women in Ministry: A Sketch of the Spectrum of Opinion,” JBMW 12.2 (2007), 26–40.

The Seed of the Woman and the Blessing of Abraham,” Tyndale Bulletin 58.2 (2007), 253–73.
Spanish Translation: “La Simiente de la Mujer y la Bendición de Abraham,” translated by Saul Sarabia Lopez

The Influence of Isaiah on the Gospel of John,” Perichoresis 5.2 (2007), 139–62.

“The SBJT Forum: The Atonement under Fire,” SBJT 11.2 (2007), 112–14.

“What Women Can Do in Ministry: Full Participation within Biblical Boundaries,” pages 32–52 in Women, Ministry and the Gospel, ed. Mark A. Husbands and Timothy Larsen. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 2007.

With Terrance L. Tiessen, “Who Can Be Saved? Critical Dialogue Over a Recent Review,” Trinity Journal 28.2 (2007), 291–94.

Who Can Be Saved? A Review Article,” Trinity Journal 28.1 (2007), 89–112.


The Messianic Music of the Song of Songs: A Non-Allegorical Interpretation,” Westminster Theological Journal 68 (2006), 331–45.

The Glory of God in Salvation through Judgment: The Center of Biblical Theology?Tyndale Bulletin 57 (2006), 57–84.
Spanish Translation: La Gloria de Dios en la Salvación a través del Juicio: ¿El Centro de la Teología Bíblica? translated by Saul Sarabia Lopez

“Rushing Wind and Organ Music: Toward Luke’s Theology of the Spirit in Acts,” Reformed Theological Review 65.1 (2006), 15–33.

The Skull Crushing Seed of the Woman: Inner-Biblical Interpretation of Genesis 3:15,” The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 10.2 (2006), 30–54.


God with Men in the Prophets and the Writings: An Examination of the Nature of God’s Presence,” Scottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology 23.2 (2005), 166–93.

The One Who Does Them Shall Live By Them: Leviticus 18:5 in Galatians 3:12,” Gospel Witness (August 2005), 10-14.


Were Old Covenant Believers Indwelt by the Holy Spirit?Themelios 30 (2004), 12­–22.
Spanish Translation: ¿Estaba el Espíritu Santo dentro de los creyentes en el Antiguo Pacto? translated by Saul Sarabia Lopez

Gender Roles and the Glory of God: A Sermon on 1 Corinthians 11:2-12,” Journal for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood 9.2 (2004), 35-39.

N. T. Wright and Saul’s Moral Bootstraps: Newer Light on ‘The New Perspective’,” Trinity Journal 25 (2004), 139–55.


“Old Covenant Believers and the Indwelling Spirit: A Survey of the Spectrum of Opinion,” Trinity Journal, 24 (2003), 37–54.

God with Men in the Torah,” Westminster Theological Journal, 65 (2003), 113–33.

Join the Conversation


  1. James:

    I just finished reading your treatise, WHAT WOMEN CAN DO IN MINISTRY: FULL PARTICIPATION WITHIN BIBLICAL BOUNDARIES, and I just wanted to thank you for the work on that paper. I have found very little written support for what I believe to be a Biblical handling of 1 Timothy 2:13-15 and it was refreshing to see your expansion of thought on that passage.

    I am also a regular reader of 9 Marks and first saw your works there – an excellent site.

    I read one article there co-authored by Gregg Allison, and noticed that he is now at Southwestern. I was a student of his at Western Seminary in Portland years ago and we attended the same church there as well. I can’t find any information for him at the Southwestern web site though. Odd.

    I have included a link to my blog site as well – not that I’m expecting you to read my thoughts there, but out of mutual consideration I thought that I would include it.

    Thanks again. I look forward to reading more from you.

    Todd Thielen

  2. Todd,

    Thanks for your note. I think that Gregg Allison is now at Southern Seminary in Louisville rather than Southwestern in Fort Worth, but I could be mistaken.

    Thanks again for your kind words!


  3. Dr. Hamilton,

    Do you know where I can find Tyndale Bulletin 57.1? Southern’s library didn’t recieve a copy for some reason. I want to read yours and Bird’s articles in that one. Sounds good.

  4. Mr. Hamilton,
    I just ran across your blog, and maybe you can help me with some questions I have. Could you maybe email me at the above address? I am really searching for some answers, and I thought you might be willing to help me out.
    Thanks so much
    In Christ

  5. Dr. Hamilton,

    I just finished reading your article on the ‘center’ of Acts. I want to commend you. I began my reading somewhat skeptical. However, your explanation of the biblical data was very convincing. One remaining question is this. It seems that your hermeneutic of Acts in significantly tied to salvation-history. In fact, the only way the miracles of the early church fit into your schematic is if they are understood eschatologically in salvation-history (by the way I agree with your position). Is it possible to have such an influential hermeneutical paradigm and that paradigm not be the ‘center’? If the only way Acts is understood as “the glory of God in salvation through judgement” is to interpret the text in light of redemptive history–isn’t redemptive history the real underlying center? Just some thoughts, thanks for your work and ministry.

  6. Rusty,

    My off the cuff response is to say that salvation history isn’t the ultimate point of God’s plan, rather, his plan terminates on something. I think the plan of redemptive history serves the glory of God in salvation through judgment as the stream which carries the story forward to its termination point.

    And, I think the glory of God in salvation through judgment will go on forever as the redeemed worship God forever, and it appears that they will always see the smoke going up from the torment of the wicked, so they will always be cognizant of the mercy they have received (Rev 19, Isa 66).

    Thanks for your note!


  7. Bro Jim,

    I’ve been preaching/teaching through Genesis to a group of Bhutanese/Nepalese Hindus and will be plagerizing your gnarly essay on crushing skullz very shortly. Your spiritual gifts and seeds you planted are being utilized by God in ways you never imagined. Grace and peace man!

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