Professor David Sim - School of Theology (Faculty of Theology and Philosophy)

Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor


New Testament Studies, especially the Gospel of Matthew; Jewish and Early Christian History


Phone :(03) 9953 3139 (Melbourne)
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Research Interests

New Testament Studies ; New Testament ; Gospel of Matthew ; Matthew ; Jewish ; Gospel ; Jewish and Early Christian History ; Early Christian History ; Christian ; Christianity ; Jewish History ;

Methods Expertise

No research method is currently recorded.

Research Projects

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Selected Publications


Jesus as Role Model in the Gospel of Mathew: Does the matthaen Jesus Practice What He Preaches?, in No Code

The Gospels and the Politics of Replacement, in Studies of Religion and Politics in the Early Christian Centuries


The Rise and Fall of the Gospel of Matthew, in Expository Times: international journal of biblical stu...

Matthew and the Pauline Corpus: A Preliminary Intertextual Study, in Journal for the Study of the New Testament (print ve...

Paul and Matthew on the Torah: Theory and Practice, in Paul, Grace and Freedom: Essays in honour of John K.Riches

Wealth and Poverty in the Gospel of Matthew, in Prayer and Spirituality in the Early Church V: Poverty and Riches


Matthew, Paul and the origin and nature of the gentile mission: The great commission in Matthew 28:16-20 as an anti-Pauline tradition, in HTS Teologiese Studies

Jewish Literature of the Period, in Judaism in Transition 175 BCE-150 CE. Christian and Jewish Perspectives

Matthew and Ignatious of Antioch, in Matthew and His Christian Contemporaries

Matthew and Jesus of Nazarus, in Matthew and His Christian Contemporaries

Introduction, in Matthew and His Christian Contemporaries

Reconstructing the Social and Religious Milieu of Matthew: Methods, Sources, and Possible Results, in Matthew, James and Didache: Three Related Documents in their Jewish and Christian Settings

The Synoptic Gospels, in The Expository Times


The Gospel of Matthew, John the Elder and the Papias Tradition: A Response to R H Gundry, in Hervormde Theologise Studies

Matthew 7.21-23: Further Evidence of Its Anti-Pauline Perspective, in New Testament Studies


The Appearances of the Risen Christ to Paul: Identifying Their Implications and Complications, in Australian Biblical Review

The Failed Christian Mission to the Jews: A Historical and Theological Defence of the Jewish Position, in Prayer and Spirituality in the Early Church IV: The Spiritual Life


How Many Jews Became Christians in the First Century? The Failure of the Christian Mission to the Jews, in Hervormde theologise Studies

Conclusions, in The Gospel of Matthew in its Roman Imperial Context

Rome in Matthew's Eschatology, in The Gospel of Matthew in its Roman Imperial Context

Christian Judaism: A Reconstruction and Evaluation of the Original Christian Tradition, in Themes in Jewish Christian relations


The Defensibility of Christian Judaism, in Prayer and Spirituality in the Early Church III: Liturgy and Life


Matthew and the Gentiles: A Response to Brendan Byrne - and Byrne Responds, in Australian Biblical Review

Matthew's Anti-Paulinism: A neglected feature of Matthean Studies, in Hervormde Teologiese Studies

The Dissection of the Wicked Servant in Matthew 24:51, in Hervormde Teologiese Studies