Bradford Humes Young, also known as Brad Young is a Professor of Biblical Literature in Judeao Christian Studies at the Graduate Department of Oral Roberts University. He is also founder and President of the Gospel Research Foundation, Inc.
Young's writings seek to illuminate the New Testament with the help of rabbinic sources. His contribution is clear in the aspect of clarifying the enigmas found in the parables of Jesus, by drawing parallels to similar traditions in the literature of nascent Judaism, especially rabbinic literature. One may call Young an authority in the field of Parables in the Gospels.
It is also evident from his works that he at least considers a Hebrew, rather than Aramaic, source underlying certain sections of the (Greek) synoptic gospels. Another notable theory in his writings is that of Lukan priority in the context of the Synoptic Problem.
Furthermore, Young is an active contributor to the interfaith dialogue by means of a collaborative Jewish-Christian inquiry in both group's shared heritage. This is evident from Young's publications, Jewish and Christian endorsements of his publications, and his role as editor on the board of the Compendia Rerum Iudaicarum ad Novum Testamentum.
Jesus and His Jewish Parables: Rediscovering the Roots of Jesus’ Teaching, New York: Paulist, 1989
The parable as a literary genre in rabbinic literature and in the Gospels, Jerusalem : Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1986
The Jewish Background to the Lord's Prayer Dayton, OH: Center for Judaic-Christian Studies, 1984
"A fresh examination of the cross, Jesus and the Jewish people." In Jesus' last week, 191-209. Leiden: Brill, 2006
"'Save the adulteress'! Ancient Jewish 'responsa' in the gospels?" in New Testament Studies, 41,1, 1995, 59-70
"The cross, Jesus and the Jewish people" in Immanuel, 24-25, 1990, 23-34
"The Cross, Jesus and the Jewish People." In The New Testament and Christian-Jewish Dialogue : Studies in Honor of David Flusser, ed. David and Lowe Flusser, Malcolm F. Jerusalem, Israel: Ecumenical Theological Research Fraternity in Israel, 1990.
Brad Young and David Flusser "Messianic Blessings in Jewish and Christian Texts." In Judaism and the Origins of Christianity Jerusalem: Magnes Press, 1988, 280-300
"The ascension motif of 2 Corinthians 12 in Jewish, Christian and Gnostic texts." Grace Theological Journal 9 (Spr 1988): 73-103
"[On] Elmar Camillo Dos Santos (comp.), Robert Lisle Lindsey (ed.), 'A Comparative Greek Concordance of the Synoptic Gospels' (1985)" in Immanuel, 20, 1986, 38-44
"Jewish Scholarship and Jesus." Immanuel, no. 19 (1985): 102-106.
"[On] Donald A. Hagner, The Jewish Reclamation of Jesus, Grand Rapids, Mich: Zondervan, 1984, 341pp." in Immanuel, 19, (1984-5), 102-106