Dr. Andrew Burrow

Phone: 205-871-3516 ext. 8511


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A., Samford University, 2006 (Religion and Classics) M.A., Yale University, 2011 (Religion, Ancient Languages) Additional Studies, Tel-Aviv University (Israel), 2011 (Religion, Hebrew) Ph.D., St Mary's University Twickenham, 2018 (Biblical Studies)

Dr. Andrew Burrow

Dr. Burrow teaches multiple levels of Latin I and Latin II.  Before coming to Mountain Brook, he taught Latin and Greek at John Carroll Catholic High School.  Dr. Burrow loves to teach students, to research, and to write.  More information about him can be found on his bio page.



Article on Ancient Meal Rhetoric in Jude 12 and 1QS (Fall 2019)

Article on contextualizing the New Testament images of fishermen within the broader Greco-Roman and Jewish World (Spring/Summer 2020)

Book (co-authored with former student) on the dynamics of teacher-student relationships in the classroom. The book focuses on six different issues: perceptions, answers, participation, busy work, homework, and grading. (Ongoing, expected completion Spring 2021)

Book on Paul and Law in Second Temple Jewish Context. Focuses on the different ways that Paul uses the Law in the undisputed Pauline letters and how that is similar to (and different from) how his contemporary Jewish interpreters of Scripture used the Law within their writings (Ongoing)



Doctoral thesis under review for publication

“Bargaining with Jesus, Irony in Mark 5:1–20.” Biblical Interpretation 25.2 (2017): 234–251.

Book Reviews
   Review of David Capes, Rediscovering Paul: An Introduction to His World, Letters and Theology. (forthcoming 2019)
   Review of Nina E. Livesey, Galatians and the Rhetoric of Crisis. RelSRev 44.4 (2018)
   Review of E. Richards and Brandon O’Brien, Paul Behaving Badly. RelSRev 44.4 (2018)

Encyclopedia Entries
Invited contributing author, Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception. Edited by Christine Helmer. De Gruyter, 2017–.
Sanhedrin                            Naggai
Scales from the Eyes             Nahum
Pontus                                  Neapolis
Presentation of Jesus in NT     Neri

Non-Refereed Publicaitons
“Power and Influence: Social Media as the Roman Colosseum.” Samford Crimson Newspaper (21 February 2019), 8. 



“Jude 12 and the Common Meal of 1QS: Using One Sectarian Text to Better Understand the Interpretation of Spilades.” Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Letters of James, Peter, and Jude (forthcoming Fall 2019)

“Demystifying ‘Research’: How to Use Research Principles to Impact Student Learning in the Classroom,” Mountain Brook City Schools’ “Student Learning Conference” (2019)

“The Syncretism of Jewish and Egyptian Beliefs in Elephantine, Egypt, during the 6th–5thCenturies BCE: Did Jews acknowledge (or even worship!) deities other than YHWH?” Samford University Faculty Shop Talk (2019)

“Paul’s Use of the Law in Gal 4:21–31 and its Implications for More Recent Discussions on Paul’s Views of Torah.” Accepted for presentation at the Society of Biblical Literature SE Regional meeting (2019)

“Expectations and Reality: Navigating the Stages of the PhD Process.” Post-Graduate Research Conference, St Mary’s University Twickenham (2017)



Sub-Area Editor for “Resources for Studying the New Testament,” Religious Studies Review, Rice University (2019–)

Committee Member for “Sub-Committee on the School Awards,” Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMWS) (2019–)

Leadership Development Program, Mountain Brook City Schools (2018–)

World Language Curriculum Committee, Mountain Brook City Schools (2017–2018)

World Language Philosophy and Goals Committee, Mountain Brook City Schools (2017–2018)

College Leadership Council Selection Committee, John Carroll Catholic High School (2014–2015)

Co-Chair for Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Internal Accreditation Committee, John Carroll Catholic High School (2012–2013)