Bio and Select Academic Publications

"Bodies and Souls: The Case for Reading Revelation 18:13 as a Critique of the Slave Trade"
Published 2018 in New Testament Studies (Cambridge University Press)

"Grant Slaves Equality: Re-Examining the Translation of Colossians 4:1"
Published 2017 in Tyndale Bulletin (Tyndale House, Cambridge)

"Sell Your Possessions: Luke 12:33 and the Greco-Roman Utopian Ideal" 
Published 2017 in Southeastern Theological Review (Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary)

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Murray is a New Testament PhD candidate and adjunct instructor at Asbury Theological Seminary. Before entering the world of biblical studies, he worked as an engineer in the space industry and taught physics at Biola University. He now lives in Kentucky with his lovely wife, Ashlyn, and his adorable son, Luke. You can contact Murray via Facebook, Twitter, or e-mail (