Harold W. Attridge
is the Sterling Professor of Divinity at Yale University Divinity School, where he has been on the faculty since 1997. Educated at Boston College, Cambridge University, and Harvard University, he has made scholarly contributions to the study of Hellenistic Judaism, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Nag Hammadi literature, and the New Testament. His writings include Hebrews: A Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews (Hermeneia, 1989) and Essays on John and Hebrews (2010).
is Professor of Church History (from the Early Church to the Time of Reformation) at the University of Zurich since 2000. She received a Dr. theol. from the University of Munich in 1992 (Theodoret von Cyrus und der Neunizänismus: Aspekte der Altkirchlichen Trinitätslehre) and a Habilitation in Church History from the Humboldt University of Berlin in 1999 (Der fürsorgende Gott: Der Begriff der Pronoia Gottes in der apologetischen Literatur der Alten Kirche). She worked on the reception of early Christian literature in early modern times and on the intellectual history of Christians in the city of Antioch. Recently she edited together with Susanna Elm Antioch II: The Many Faces of Antioch; Intellectual Exchange and Religious Diversity, CE 350–450 (2018).
studied Theology and Music in Bethel and Detmold. She has taught in a German High School (Gymnasium Wandlitz) since her dissertation in 1994 (Die Abwesenheit des Apostels als theologisches Programm). Since her Habilitation in 2014 (Der literarische Raum des Markusevangeliums), she has been a Privatdozentin at the Humboldt University of Berlin. Her main research interests include epistolography, literary space in Mark, frame semantics and exegesis, and cognitive narratology and exegesis.
Jan N. Bremmer
is Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at the University of Groningen (The Netherlands). His major research interests are Greek and Roman religion, early Christianity, and contemporary religion and history of scholarship. He has (co-)edited many books, especially in the area of apocryphal literature, and published most recently The Rise of Christianity through the Eyes of Gibbon, Harnack and Rodney Stark (2010), Initiation into the Mysteries of the Ancient World (2014), and Maidens, Magic and Martyrs in Early Christianity (Collected Essays, vol. 1, 2017).
Dr. theol. habil., has been Professor of New Testament and Ancient Judaism and director of the Institutum Judaicum Delitzschianum at University of Münster since 2014, after holding posts at King’s College London and Durham University. He has worked widely on ancient Jewish law and its reception in early Christianity as well as on ancient Jewish and early Christian epistolography, with a particular interest in 1 Peter. He is on the editorial board of Brill’s Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity series.
Jonathan A. Draper
is Professor Emeritus at the School of Religion, Theology, and Classics at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa). He is editor of The Didache in Modern Research (1996), co-author with Richard A. Horsley of Whoever Hears You Hears Me: Prophets, Performance, and Tradition in Q (1999), editor of The Eye of the Storm: Bishop John William Colenso and the Crisis of Biblical Inspiration (2003), Orality, Literacy, and Colonialism in Southern Africa (2004), and Orality, Literacy, and Colonialism in Antiquity (2004), and co-editor with Clayton N. Jefford of The Didache: A Missing Piece of the Puzzle in Early Christianity (2015).
David S. du Toit
Dr. theol. habil., is Professor of New Testament (History and Literature of Early Christianity) at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. Previously he was Professor of New Testament and Graeco-Roman Culture at the University of Munich (2008–2018). He was awarded a doctoral degree (1996: Theios Anthropos, published 1997) as well as a Habilitation for a study on Markan Christology (2006: Der abwesende Herr) by the Humboldt University of Berlin. His main research interests include the development of Christology, Jesus research, the Synoptic Gospels, semantics and lexicography of early Christian Greek, and exegetical methodology.
Dr. theol. habil., serves as a research assistant in the New Testament Department of the Humboldt University of Berlin. She studied Theology and Classics and her dissertation focused on Paul’s interpretation of Jesus’ death (2007). She was ordained in 2010, and in 2017 she finished her Habilitation thesis entitled Essen im antiken Judentum und Urchristentum (forthcoming). In this book, she examines disputes on the Jewish law in early Christianity against the background of similar Jewish discourses, mainly focusing on food prohibitions, table fellowship, and purity matters.
Dr. theol. habil., has been Professor of New Testament at the University of Hamburg since 2005. She studied Protestant Theology, was a research assistant for Ferdinand Hahn (LMU Munich) and Cilliers Breytenbach (HU Berlin), wrote her dissertation on Josephus’ Contra Apionem (Munich 1996) and her Habilitation thesis on metaphors for relationships in Paul’s letters (Berlin 2005). Her main research interests include Pauline studies, pseudepigraphy, Hellenistic Judaism, and gender and biblical interpretation. Among other things, she is a Novum Testamentum (Brill) board member.
is Professor of New Testament and History of Ancient Religions at the Theological Faculty of the University of Bern. Since 2015, he has also served as Extraordinary Professor at Stellenbosch University (South Africa), Department of Ancient Studies. His research focuses on the Gospel of John and the Pauline letters, as well as on religious Platonism in early imperial times.
studied Protestant Theology, German Studies, and Comparative Education in Munich and Zurich. Her PhD was on the farewell discourses in John (1993, LMU Munich) and her Habilitation thesis was on the concept of newness in Paul (2003, LMU Munich). In 2007, she became Professor of Biblical Studies (Old and New Testaments) and their Didactics at the University of Münster. Her research priorities include hermeneutic and exegetical-theological problems in the Johannine Literature and in the proto-Pauline literature, the history of reception of the Old and the New Testaments in German literature, as well as the engagement with didactical methods in Biblical Studies.
studied Protestant Theology in Leipzig and Berlin (Humboldt University). He was awarded a doctoral degree by the Humboldt University of Berlin for a dissertation on Paul’s concept of God in 1 Thessalonians and 1 and 2 Corinthians (2009). He completed his Habilitation at the University of Munich with a thesis on Luke’s concept of salvation (2015). After serving as a pastor in Hamburg (2004–2009), he taught and conducted research at the University of Munich and the University of Cologne. He is currently a research fellow of the University of the Free State, Bloemfontein (South Africa).
Ursula Ulrike Kaiser
Dr. theol. habil., is Professor of Biblical Theology and its Didactics at the Seminary of Protestant Theology and Religious Education, University of Braunschweig. She studied German Literature and Protestant Theology in Berlin and Bern, received her PhD in New Testament Studies from the Humboldt University of Berlin in 2005, and completed her Habilitation at the University of Hamburg in 2016. Her main fields of research include methodological questions—especially concerning the interpretation of metaphors in early Christian literature, the Nag Hammadi writings, Gnosticism, and the apocryphal Infancy Gospels.
studied Protestant Theology and German Language and Literature. Since 1990, he has been Professor of New Testament at the Theological Seminary of Wuppertal-Bethel. His work focuses on Christology (Jesus Christus im Neuen Testament, 1998), the Letter to the Hebrews (commentary, 2002/08), the book of Revelation (commentary, vol. 1, 2017; Editio critica maior in preparation), the Septuagint (Septuaginta Deutsch, 2nd ed., 2010; Septuaginta Erläuterungen, 2011), Luther’s Bible (coordination of the revision of the New Testament 2017), and ethics/aesthetics (essays).
was Professor of Exegesis and Theology of the Old Testament (1984–1991 at the Sprachenkonvikt, i.e., the Theological Seminary in East Berlin, and at the Theological Faculty of the Humboldt University in Berlin from 1991 to 2010). Most recent independent publications include Die Zehn Gebote (2nd ed., 2013); Abraham: Ahnvater—Vorbild—Kultstifter (2017).
studied Protestant Theology and Semitic Languages at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and Heidelberg (1964–1970) and was a student and research assistant at the Qumran Research Centers in Heidelberg and Marburg (1966–1977). He received his doctorate at the University of Marburg in 1975 (Studien zum Menschenbild in Texten der Qumrangemeinde, 1980), was a research assistant at the University of Tübingen from 1977 to 1986, and completed his Habilitation in 1986 (Das Ich Adams und das Ich der Menschheit, 2004). From 1986 to 1988 he was interim professor in Bayreuth, from 1988 to 1993 he was Professor of Jewish Studies and the New Testament at the University of Münster as well as director of the Institutum Judaicum Delitzschianum. From 1993 to 2010 he was Professor of New Testament and Ancient Judaism at the University of Tübingen as well as the director of the Institut für antikes Judentum und hellenistische Religionsgeschichte.
Judith M. Lieu
is Lady Margaret’s Professor Emerita at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Robinson College, Cambridge. She has published extensively on Johannine Literature, and also on the emergence of early Christianity in the first two centuries CE in its Jewish and Graeco-Roman context, as well as on Marcion.
PhD Munich 1987, Habilitation Munich 1991, served as minister from 1978 to 1993. Since then, he has served as Professor of Biblical Theology and its Didactics at the University of Education in Karlsruhe. He wrote several books on topics related to the New Testament and Religious Education. Presently he is preparing a commentary on Colossians.
Julien M. Ogereau
PhD in Ancient History, Macquarie University 2014, was a Research Associate with the Excellence Cluster 264 Topoi, Berlin, from 2014 to 2016, and an LMUexcellent Research Fellow at the University of Munich from 2017 to 2018. He is now a Research Associate at the University of Vienna. He is the author of Paul’s Koinonia with the Philippians (2014) and of several articles on the philology, theology, and social history of the New Testament. He is also the co-editor with Cilliers Breytenbach of the volume Authority and Identity in Emerging Christianities in Asia Minor and Greece (2018).
Clare K. Rothschild
is Professor of Scripture Studies in the Department of Theology, Lewis University, Illinois (USA). She earned her MA from Harvard Divinity School and PhD from the University of Chicago. Her research interests include the Luke-Acts, Q, Hebrews, the Apostolic Fathers, and the Muratorian Fragment. Rothschild is the author of titles including Luke-Acts and the Rhetoric of History (2004), Baptist Traditions and Q (2005), Hebrews as Pseudepigraphon (2009), and Paul in Athens (2014). She is now preparing a commentary on the Epistle of Barnabas for the Hermeneia series. She currently serves as editor of Early Christianity (Mohr Siebeck) as well as the Writings of the Graeco-Roman World Supplements Series (SBL).
Diss. 1992 at the Ruprecht Karls University Heidelberg; Habilitation 1996 at the Humboldt University of Berlin; 1998–2003 Professor of New Testament at the University of Hamburg; 2003–2009 Professor of New Testament Exegesis and Theology at the University of Leipzig; since 2009 Professor of New Testament Exegesis and Theology and the New Testament Apocrypha at Humboldt University of Berlin.
Gregory E. Sterling
is the Reverend Henry L. Slack Dean of Yale University Divinity School and Lillian Claus Professor of New Testament. A specialist in Hellenistic Judaism, he has concentrated his research on the writings of Philo of Alexandria, Josephus, Luke-Acts, and Paul with a focus on the ways in which Second Temple Jews and early Christians interacted with one another and with the Graeco-Roman world. He is the author or editor/co-editor of eight books and more than ninety scholarly articles and essays. He is the general editor for the Philo of Alexandria Commentary Series (Brill), co-editor of the Studia Philonica Annual (SBL), and a member of the editorial board of Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die Neutestamentliche Wissenschaft (de Gruyter). He served as editor of the Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity Series (University of Notre Dame Press) for twenty years.
Gert J. Steyn
holds a PhD (New Testament Studies) from the University of Pretoria as well as a DLitt (Ancient Studies) from the University of Stellenbosch. He lectured at the Universities of South Africa, Johannesburg, and Pretoria, as well as at the Federal Theological Seminary of Southern Africa and was Rector of the Theological Education by Extension College. He is currently Professor of New Testament Exegesis and Theology at the Theologische Hochschule Ewersbach (Germany). He is a DAAD and Alexander von Humboldt Alumnus, as well as a member of the SNTS and a former President of the New Testament Society of South Africa.
Johan C. Thom
earned his PhD in New Testament and Early Christian Literature at the University of Chicago in 1990. He is currently Distinguished Professor of Classics in the Department of Ancient Studies at Stellenbosch University. His areas of specialization include ancient philosophy, Greek literature, and early Christianity, with a special focus on the interaction between the Graeco-Roman world and the New Testament. His publications include an edition, translation, and commentary on the Pythagorean Golden Verses, Cleanthes’ Hymn to Zeus, and Pseudo-Aristotle, On the Cosmos.
is Professor of New Testament in the Department of Theology and Religion, University of Otago, Dunedin (New Zealand). He has written Jewish Communities in Asia Minor (1991), The Early Christians in Ephesus from Paul to Ignatius (2004), Self-Designations and Group Identity in the New Testament (2011), and Outsider Designations and Boundary Construction in the New Testament: Early Christian Communities and the Formation of Group Identity (2017). From 2013 to 2017 he was the general editor of the SNTS Monograph Series, published by Cambridge University Press.
Christopher M. Tuckett
is Emeritus Professor of New Testament Studies, University of Oxford, having taught at the universities of Manchester and Oxford. He is the author of several books, including Q and the History of Early Christianity (1996), The Gospel of Mary (2007), 2 Clement (2012), and many essays and articles, some of which are collected in From the Sayings to the Gospels (2014).
Jan G. van der Watt
is Professor Emeritus of New Testament at Radboud University Nijmegen (The Netherlands) and honorary professor in New Testament at the North-West University (South Africa). His research interests are the Gospel of John (its metaphorical nature and the ethics of John) and literary features of the New Testament. He has published numerous books and essays on these topics, including Family of the King: Dynamics of Metaphor in the Gospel of John (2000) and A Grammar of the Ethics of John: Reading John from an Ethical Perspective (2019). He is currently general editor of the Review of Biblical Literature.
Dr. theol. (STD) in 1987 at the KU Leuven, studied Oriental Languages and Culture, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Theology and is currently Professor of New Testament Studies in the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies at the KU Leuven. He has published widely in the field of synoptic studies, apocryphal literature, and reception studies. He recently co-edited with Tobias Nicklas, Candida R. Moss, Christopher M. Tuckett The Other Side: Apocryphal Perspectives on Ancient Christian “Orthodoxies” (2017) and with John S. Kloppenborg The Gospels and Their Stories in Anthropological Perspective (2018).
Dr. theol. 1993 and Dr. theol. habil. 1997 at the University of Marburg, is Professor of Exegesis and the Literary History of the Old Testament at the Theological Faculty of the Humboldt University in Berlin. His primary research interests include the Wisdom Literature of the Hebrew and Septuagint Bible, the theology and hermeneutics of the Old Testament, as well as Hebrew studies. He is the Vice-President of the International Society for the Study of Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature as well as an associate editor of Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft (de Gruyter) and Zeitschrift des Deutschen Palästina-Vereins.
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c., received his doctorate from Heidelberg in 1977, was editor of the Theologische Realenzyklopädie in Berlin from 1977 to 1983, completed his Habilitation at Mainz in 1986, served as Professor of Biblical Theology in Bayreuth from 1988 to 1993, and was Professor of New Testament in Bonn from 1993 to 2016. Since 2016, he has been in retirement.
Adela Yarbro Collins
is the Buckingham Professor Emerita of New Testament Criticism and Interpretation at the Yale University Divinity School. Her most recent books are New Perspectives on the Book of Revelation (ed., 2017), King and Messiah as Son of God, co-authored with John J. Collins (2009), and Mark: A Commentary in the Hermeneia commentary series (2007). Among her other publications are Cosmology and Eschatology in Jewish and Christian Apocalypticism (1996), The Beginning of the Gospel: Probings of Mark in Context (1992), Crisis and Catharsis: The Power of the Apocalypse (1984), The Apocalypse (New Testament Message, 1979), and The Combat Myth in the Book of Revelation (1976).
Dr. phil. in Classics, Munich 1991, Dr. theol. habil., Berlin 2006, is Professor of the History, Theology and Literature of the New Testament at the University of Kiel (Germany). She has been working on the designations of God in the New Testament and has recently published a monograph together with Cilliers Breytenbach, Early Christianity in Lycaonia and Adjacent Areas: From Paul to Amphilochius of Iconium (2018).