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.



Encyclopedia Article on “Paul, Galatians” for the Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity. (Summer 2020, publication anticipated Fall 2022)

Encyclopedia Article on “Judaizers” for the Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity. (Fall 2020, publication anticipated Fall 2022)

Article and conference paper on contextualizing New Testament accounts of exorcism within the broader Greco-Roman and Jewish World. (paper in Spring 2020, article in Fall 2020)

Conference paper on aligning the terminology, criteria, and schemata used in current conversations about ancient allegory with how this practice operated in the ancient world. (Spring 2020)

Book Review of The Oxford Handbook of New Testament, Gender, and Sexuality (RelSRev, Summer 2020)

Article on Ancient Meal Rhetoric in Jude 12 and 1QS (Spring/Summer 2020)



A series of articles that contextualizes “groups” presented as “others” by New Testament authors (e.g., Pharisees, tax collectors, the demon-possessed, etc.) within their social and historical contexts.  The article referenced above on New Testament accounts of exorcism belongs to this collection.

A series of articles that focus on defining tenets within the mission and values of the Mountain Brook City School System (e.g., “vigorous,” “relevant,” etc.).  The content of these articles include interviews held with students, faculty, administrators, and parents. One article is written per semester.  (2019–Present)

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. 45.1 (2019)
   Review of Nina E. Livesey, Galatians and the Rhetoric of Crisis. 44.4 (2018)
   Review of E. Richards and Brandon O’Brien, Paul Behaving Badly. 44.4 (2018)

Encyclopedia Entries
Invited contributing author, Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception. Edited by Christine Helmer. De Gruyter. (2017–Present)
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 (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)