Society of Biblical Literature, the largest scholarly organization for the study of the Bible, and includes articles from contributors from around the world. Bates' essay is titled "Beyond Hays's Echoes of Scripture in the Letters of Paul: A Proposed Diachronic Intertextuality with Romans 10:16 As a Test Case."Quincy University Assistant Professor of Theology, Matthew Bates, PhD, recently had a chapter included in the book, Paul and Scripture: Extending the Conversation. The book is published by the
Intertextuality in biblical scholarship refers to the way later biblical authors engaged earlier biblical authors—for example, the study of how meaning is created when the Apostle Paul cites a passage from the prophet Isaiah. Bates' essay argues that biblical scholarship should pay more attention to reception history, that is, to how Paul's Old Testament sources were understood by the Christian authors who subsequently received Paul's letters.