Welcome to the homepage of Isaac T. Soon, Ph.D. Since 2021, he has been Assistant Professor of Religious Studies (New Testament) at Crandall University. He has degrees from the University of Oxford and Durham University. His first book, A Disabled Apostle: Impairment and Disability in the Letters of Paul is forthcoming with Oxford University Press.

He has published peer-reviewed journal articles in the Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha, Early Christianity, the Journal for the Jesus Movement in its Jewish Setting, Vigiliae Christianae, Novum Testamentum, and Religions. He has forthcoming work in the Journal of Biblical Literature and the Journal for the Study of Judaism.

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Featured Publications

A Visual Depiction of Jewish Circumcision at Dura-Europos

Journal for the Study of Judaism (2023): 1-8

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Absent in Body, Present in Spirit: Apostolic Iconography in Greek Byzantine New Testament Manuscripts

Religions 13.7 (2022): 574

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The Short Apostle: The Stature of Paul in Light of 2 Cor 11:33 and the Acts of Paul and Thecla

Early Christianity 12.2 (2021): 159-178

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Satan and Circumcision: The Devil as the ἄγγελος πονηρός in Barn 9:4

Vigiliae Christianae 76.1 (2022): 60-72

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NB: One blunder of this article is that I failed to cite a key work by Gay L. Byron, her book Symbolic Blackness and Ethnic Difference in Early Christian Literature.

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The Bestial Glans: Gentile Christ Followers and the Monstrous Nudity of Ancient Circumcision

Journal for the Jesus Movement in its Jewish Setting 8 (2021): 90-104

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Her Body Healed: IATAI in Mark 5,29

Novum Testamentum 63.3 (2021): 289-303

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