Blog Contributors

The Evangelical Textual Criticism blog has been a collective effort since its inception. Listed here are the blog’s current and past contributors.

Current Contributors

Peter M. Head (editor)

New Testament Tutor at Wycliffe Hall and Full Member of Faculty of Theology and Religion, University of Oxford
Before coming to Oxford (in 2016) Peter held posts in Cambridge (at Tyndale House and the Faculty of Divinity as Sir Kirby Laing Senior Lecturer in New Testament) and London (at Oak Hill College). Among other things he is currently working on a monograph on The Role of the Letter Carrier in Pauline Correspondence.

Tommy Wasserman (editor)

Professor of Biblical Studies at Ansgar Teologiske Høgskole, Kristiansand, Norway
Dr. Wasserman wrote a PhD dissertation on the text and transmission of the Epistle of Jude published as The Epistle of Jude: Its Text and TransmissionHis most recent publications are an introduction to the CBGM with Peter Gurry and his book with Jennifer Knust on the Pericope Adulterae has just been released. He is currently chair of the text-critical seminar of the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas and serves on the editorial board of New Testament Studies.

P. J. Williams

Principal of Tyndale House Cambridge; Affiliated Lecturer, University of Cambridge
Dr. Peter Williams earned his M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. at Cambridge University studying ancient languages and was a Senior Lecturer in New Testament in the University of Aberdeen. He is chair of the International Greek New Testament Project and a member of the Translation Committee of the English Standard Version of the Bible

Dirk Jongkind

Academic Vice Principal, Tyndale House; Fellow of St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge
At Tyndale House Dirk does research in the transmission of the text of the New Testament and is the main editor for The Greek New Testament, Produced at Tyndale House, Cambridge. He is also involved in mentoring initiatives of the European Leadership Forum and is co-leader of its Theologians Network.

Maurice A. Robinson

Research Professor of New Testament Studies, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Maurice Robinson taught at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary from 1991 until his retirement. He is the editor with William G. Pierpont of the The New Testament in the Original Greek: Byzantine Textform and is currently working on a major textual commentary on that text.

Peter J. Gurry

Associate Professor of New Testament and Codirector of the Text & Canon Institute, Phoenix Seminary
Peter was born in the same great city as Hermann von Soden and completed his PhD at the University of Cambridge. He now teaches New Testament at Phoenix Seminary where he also codirects the Text & Canon Institute. He is the author most recently of Scribes and Scripture: The Amazing Story of How We Got the Bible (with John Meade) and he edits book reviews for Religious Studies Review.

John Meade

Professor of Old Testament and Codirector of the Text & Canon Institute, Phoenix Seminary
John teaches Old Testament language and literature courses along with Greek electives and Biblical Theology at Phoenix Seminary where he codirects the Text & Canon Institute. He is a contributor of the Hexapla Institute for which his A Critical Edition of the Hexaplaric Fragments of Job 22–42 (Peeters) is the first volume in the series: Origen’s Hexapla: A Critical Edition of the Extant Fragments. He has also co-written The Biblical Canon Lists from Early Christianity: Texts and Analysis (OUP) with Ed Gallagher.

Peter Malik

Research Associate at the Institut für Septuaginta- und biblische Textforschung, Kirchliche Hochschule Wuppertal/Bethel
Peter completed a PhD at the University of Cambridge and is currently part of an editorial team producing the Editio Critica Maior of Revelation. He is also engaged on an edition of the Greek text of the Codex Climaci Rescriptus, a Sinaitic palimpsest. His Cambridge PhD thesis (supervised by Peter M. Head) was published with Brill as P.Beatty III (P47): The Codex, Its Scribe, and Its Text.

Christian Askeland

Senior Researcher, Museum of the Bible
Christian Askeland’s book John’s Gospel: The Coptic Translations of Its Greek Text (de Gruyter, 2012) won the International Association of Coptic Studies 2012 award for excellence. He is currently completing a critical edition of the Sahidic Coptic text of the Revelation of John

Amy Anderson

Professor of New Testament & Greek, North Central University
Amy Anderson teaches New Testament and Greek every semester, and is the regular instructor for Johannine Literature. She loves to talk to students about ancient Greek manuscripts, preparing for grad school or seminary, and university ministry. She is the co-author of Textual Criticism of the Bible (Lexham).

Elijah Hixson

Research Fellow, Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts
Elijah Hixson (MDiv, ThM; Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) finished his PhD at the University of Edinburgh, focusing on the sixth-century purple manuscripts. He has served as a tutor in biblical studies at the University of Edinburgh and as a research assistant in Greek manuscripts at Tyndale House, Cambridge, and has written articles for Journal of Theological Studies, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, and New Testament Studies. He is the coeditor of Myths and Mistakes in New Testament Textual Criticism (IVP).

Anthony Ferguson

Adjunct Faculty, California Baptist University and Gateway Seminary
Anthony Ferguson (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) wrote his dissertation under Russell Fuller comparing the non-aligned texts of Qumran to the Masoretic Text. He currently serves as lead pastor at 11th Street Baptist Church in Upland, CA and as an adjunct faculty at California Baptist University and Gateway Seminary. He has published in the Journal of Biblical Literature and the Southern Baptist Journal of Theology.

Michael W. Holmes

University Professor of Biblical Studies and Early Christianity, Bethel University; Executive Director of the MOTB Scholars Initiative
Michael Holmes is a member of the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas, the Institute for Biblical Research, the Society of Biblical Literature, and the North American Patristics Society. He serves on the Executive Committee of the International Greek New Testament Project, the Editorial Board for New Testament Studies, and CSNTM.

Peter R. Rodgers

Adjunct Professor of New Testament, Fuller Theological Seminary
Peter R. Rodgers holds degrees from Hobart College, General Theological Seminary and Oxford University. In his retirement, he teaches New Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary, Sacramento campus, and is Pastor of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Antelope, CA.

Bill Warren

Professor of New Testament and Greek and Landrum P. Leavell II Chair of New Testament and Greek, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary; Director of the H. Milton Haggard Center for New Testament Textual Studies
Bill Warren teaches in the areas of Textual Criticism, History of the Bible, Social Settings of the New Testament, Synoptic Gospels, Greek Grammar and Syntax

Jean-Louis Simonet

Professor at Faculté de théologie évangélique de Bruxelles and at Institut Biblique de Bruxelles and a former vice-president of the Federal Synod of Protestant and Evangelical Churches in Belgium
Jean-Louis is 66 years old, and lives in Belgium. He is married, with two children, one grandson. His academic background includes a Masters in evangelical theology, Faculté libre de théologie évangélique de Vaux-sur-Seine; a Masters in oriental philology and history, Université catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve. He is currently preparing a new edition of the Armenian version of the Acts of the Apostles, including lectionaries and patristic citations. He is also preparing the editio princeps of the Armenian version of Gregory Nazianzenus’s Oratio 41 “On Pentecost.”
Martin Heide

K. Martin Heide

Außerplanmäßiger Professor, Philipps-Universität Marburg
Martin Heide is Associate Professor of Semitic Studies in the Center for Near and Middle East Studies at Philipps-Universität Marburg. Along with several books on textual criticism and epigraphical work, he has contributed to the versional evidence for the Editio Critica Maior volumes.

Past Contributors

Randall Buth

Director of the Biblical Language Center, Israel
Randall Buth earned a PhD in Semitic languages from UCLA where he studied under Stanislav Segert. Randall returned to Africa to continue his work in Bible translation all the while becoming a recognized voice in the academic field of biblical studies, linguistics, and discourse analysis.

Simon J. Gathercole

Reader in New Testament Studies, University of Cambridge
Before his current position, Dr Gathercole studied in the Universities of Cambridge and Durham, as well as for short periods at the University of Tübingen and the Jewish Theological Seminary, New York. He taught in the University of Aberdeen for seven years.

Michael F. Bird

Lecturer in Theology, Ridley College
Mike Bird graduated with a B.Min from Malyon College (2001) and Honours and Ph.D from the University of Queensland (2002, 2005). Michael taught New Testament at the Highland Theological College in Scotland (2005-9) before joining Crossway College in Brisbane as lecturer in Theology (2010-12). He joined the faculty at Ridley as lecturer in Theology in 2013.

James M. Leonard

Pastor in Michigan