M.A. (Cantab); M.Phil. (Cantab); Ph.D. (Cantab).
Senior Lecturer in New Testament, University of Aberdeen, 2005-2007
Lecturer in New Testament, University of Aberdeen, 2003-2005
Research Fellow in Old Testament, Tyndale House, Cambridge, 1998-2003
Affiliated Lecturer in Hebrew and Aramaic, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Cambridge, 1998-2003
Research Assistant, the Semantics of Ancient Hebrew Database Project, Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge, 1997-1998
Principal, Tyndale House, Cambridge
(as of 1 January 2017 the historic title Warden has been changed to Principal for greater clarity)
Affiliated Lecturer, University of Cambridge
- Chair of the International Greek New Testament Project
- Member of the Translation Committee of the English Standard Version of the Bible
Current research includes:
- The spelling of the New Testament
For some of the online publications you will need to access the free fonts SPAtlantis, SPEdessa, SPIonic, or SPTiberian at http://rosetta.reltech.org/TC/fonts/. Unfortunately it has not been possible to ensure that Hebrew or Syriac word-wrap appear correctly on all browsers, and for pagination reference needs to be made to the originals.
Early Syriac Translation Technique and the Textual Criticism of the Greek Gospels (Texts and Studies; Gorgias Press, 2004).
Studies in the Syntax of the Peshitta of 1 Kings (Monographs of the Peshitta Institute, Leiden 12; Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2001).
P.J. Williams, A.D. Clarke, P.M. Head and D. Instone-Brewer, eds., The New Testament in Its First Century Setting: Essays on Context and Background in Honour of B.W. Winter on His 65th Birthday (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2004).
Editor, Syriac Word Sources, Senses and Functions (Perspectives on Syriac Linguistics; Piscataway: Gorgias Press, 2009).
Primi passi nello studio dell'Antico Testamento (Edizioni GBU, 2009).
Select recent articles:
‘Alleged Syriac Catchwords in the Gospel of Thomas’, Vigiliae Christianae 63 (2009) 71–82.
‘Expressing Definiteness in Aramaic: A Response to Casey’s Theory concerning the Son of Man Sayings’, in Larry W. Hurtado and Paul L. Owen, eds., “Who is this son of man?”: The Latest Scholarship on a Puzzling Expression of the Historical Jesus (London: T&T Clark, 2011) 61–77.
‘“Slaves” in Biblical Narrative and in Translation’, in J.K. Aitken and B. Mastin, eds., On Stone and Scroll (Festschrift G.I. Davies; Berlin: De Gruyter, 2011) 441–52.
‘Not the Prologue of John’, Journal for the Study of the New Testament 33 (2011) 375–86.
The Great Pointing Crisis (a piece I wrote to help my students in Cambridge learn how to point Hebrew)
A popular lecture on the gospels as based on eyewitness testimony
To read a Russian transcript of this lecture click here.