Blog Contributors


The ETC blog is a collective effort. Listed here are the blog’s contributors over the years.


Peter M. Head (ed.)

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 (ed.)

Associate Professor in New Testament Exegesis and Academic Dean at Örebro School of Theology
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 Transmission. 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

Warden 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

Research Fellow in New Testament Text and Language, 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 preparing the Tyndale House Edition of the Greek New Testament (THGNT). He is also involved in mentoring initiatives of the European Leadership Forum and is co-leader of its Theologians Network.

Peter J. Gurry

Assistant Professor of New Testament, Phoenix Seminary
Peter recently finished his PhD at the University of Cambridge under the supervision of one Peter M. Head. He was born in the same great city as Hermann von Soden and currently lives in Arizona where he teaches at Phoenix Seminary. He is working on an introduction to the Coherence-Based Genealogical Method with Tommy Wasserman and his doctoral thesis will be published in Brill’s New Testament Tools, Studies and Documents series.

Peter Malik

Research Associate at the Institut für Septuaginta- und biblische Textforschung, Kirchliche Hochschule Wuppertal/Bethel
Peter has recently 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 recent Cambridge PhD thesis (supervised by Peter M. Head) has just been published with Brill as P.Beatty III (P47): The Codex, Its Scribe, and Its Text.

Christian Askeland

Assistant Research Professor of Christian Origins (JWHC), Indiana Wesleyan University; Central Region Director and Dist. Scholar of Coptic Texts, MOTB Scholars Initiative
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

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.
Maurice Robinson

Maurice A. Robinson

Research Professor of New Testament Studies, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Maurice Robinson has been teaching at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary since 1991. 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 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.

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.


Amy Anderson

Professor of Greek and New Testament, 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.

John Meade

Assistant Professor of Old Testament, Phoenix Seminary
Dr. Meade currently teaches Hebrew Language and Exegesis and Old Testament Literature. He also teaches elective courses on the Septuagint and Biblical Theology. Dr. Meade’s research interests include Origen’s Hexapla (www.hexapla.org), the Septuagint, Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible, and Biblical Theology.

Bill Warren

Professor of New Testament and Greek, occupying the 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

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.

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.”

K. Martin Heide

Außerplanmäßiger Professor, Philipps-Universität Marburg

James M. Leonard

Adjunct Professor, Notre Dame Seminary