Dr Peter M. Head
Sir Kirby Laing Senior Lecturer in New Testament
Peter teaches New Testament in the Faculty of Divinity (recent teaching is listed here, RAE entry here [browse]), supervises students for dissertations at Masters and PhD levels, and undertakes research at Tyndale House. He blogs regularly at Evangelical Textual Criticism.
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DPS (BCV, 1983); BTh (ACT, 1984), MA (LBA/CNAA, 1986), PhD (Cantab, 1994)
Jesus, Synoptic Gospels, NT Manuscripts, and many other things.
2000-2001: Justification and Variegated Nomism: Texts and Issues in Jewish Soteriology
- Christology and the Synoptic Problem: An argument for Markan priority (SNTSMS 94; Cambridge: CUP, 1997)
Christology and the Synoptic Problem: Abstract and Reviews
- Editor: Proclaiming the Resurrection: Papers from the First Oak Hill College Annual School of Theology (ed. P.M. Head; Carlisle: Paternoster, 1998)
- Co-editor: The New Testament in its First Century Context: Essays on Context and Background in Honour of B.W. Winter on His 65th Birthday (eds. P.J. Williams; A.D. Clarke; D.I. Brewer; P.M. Head; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2004)
- Is the New Testament Reliable? (GBS 30; Cambridge: Grove, 2003)
- How the New Testament Came Together (GBS 51; Cambridge: Grove, 2009)
'Observations on Early Papyri of the Synoptic Gospels, especially on the "Scribal Habits"' Biblica 71.2(1990), 240-247.
'A Text-Critical Study of Mark 1.1: 'The Beginning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.'' New Testament Studies 37.4 (1991), 621-629.
'Acts and the Problem of its Texts' The Book of Acts in its Ancient Literary Setting (ed B.W.Winter & A.D. Clarke; The Book of Acts in its First Century Setting vol 1; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans & Carlisle: Paternoster, 1993), 415-444. Text of Acts On-line
'The Self-Offering and Death of Christ as a Sacrifice in the Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles' Sacrifice in the Bible (ed. R.T. Beckwith & M. Selman; Carlisle: Paternoster & Grand Rapids: Baker, 1995), 111-129. On line Sacrifice
(with M. Warren), 'Re-inking the Pen: Evidence from P. Oxy. 657 (P13) concerning unintentional scribal errors', New Testament Studies 43(1997), 466-473. On line Reinking
'The Curse of Covenant Reversal: Deuteronomy 28.58-68 and Israel's Exile', Churchman 111(1997), 218-226.
'The Duration of Divine Judgement in the New Testament' 'The reader must understand': Eschatology in Bible and Theology (eds K.E. Brower & M.W. Elliott; Leicester: Apollos (IVP), 1997), 221-227.
'Jesus' Resurrection in Pauline Thought: A Study in Romans' in Proclaiming the Resurrection: Papers from the First Oak Hill College Annual School of Theology (ed. P.M. Head; Carlisle: Paternoster, 1998), 58-80. On-line Resurrection
‘Fragments of Six Newly Identified Greek Bible Manuscripts in a Cambridge Collection: A Preliminary Report’ TC: A Journal of Biblical Textual Criticism (SBL on-line journal) 8 (2003).
‘A Further Note on [A. R. Millard's] Reading and Writing in the Time of Jesus,’ Evangelical Quarterly 75.4 (2003), 343-345.
‘Papyrological Perspectives on Luke’s Predecessors (Luke 1.1)’ in The New Testament in its First Century Setting: Essays on Context and Background in Honour of B.W. Winter on His 65th Birthday (eds. P.J. Williams; A.D. Clarke; D.I. Brewer; P.M. Head; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2004), 30–45.
‘A New Manuscript of Jeremiah in Greek according to the Lucianic Recension (de Hamel MS 391; Rahlfs 897)’ Bulletin of the International Organization of Septuagint and Cognate Studies 36 (2003), 27–37.
‘A Newly Discovered Manuscript of Luke’s Gospel (de Hamel MS 386; Gregory-Aland 0312)’ in New Testament Manuscripts: Their Texts and Their World (eds Thomas J. Kraus & Tobias Nicklas; Texts and Editions for New Testament Study 2; Leiden: E.J. Brill; 2006), 105-120.
(with D.M. Wheeler & W. Willker), ‘P. Bodmer II (P66): Three Fragments Identified: A Correction’ Novum Testamentum 50/1 (2008), 78-80.
‘Scribal Behaviour and Theological Tendencies in Singular Readings in P. Bodmer II (P66)’ in Textual Variation: Theological and Social Tendencies? The Fifth Birmingham Colloquium on New Testament Textual Criticism (eds H.A.G. Houghton & D.C. Parker; Texts and Studies, Third Series; Gorgias Press, 2008), 55-74.
‘The Gospel of Mark in Codex Sinaiticus: Textual and Reception-Historical Considerations’ TC: A Journal of Biblical Textual Criticism (SBL on-line journal) 13 (October 2008), 1-38.
‘Named Letter-Carriers among the Oxyrhynchus Papyri’ Journal for the Study of the New Testament 31.3 (2009), 279-299.
‘Letter Carriers in the Ancient Jewish Epistolary Material’ in Jewish and Christian Scripture as Artifact and Canon (eds. C.A. Evans & H.D. Zacharias; SSEJC 13; LNTS 70; London: T & T Clark / Continuum, 2009), 203-219.
‘Editio Critica Maior: An Introduction and Assessment’, Tyndale Bulletin 61.1 (2010), 131-152.
‘Textual Criticism and the Synoptic Problem’ in New Studies in the Synoptic Problem. Oxford Conference, April 2008. Essays in Honour of Christopher M. Tuckett (edited by P. Foster, A. Gregory, J.S. Kloppenborg and J. Verheyden; Bibliotheca Ephemeridum Theologicarum Lovaniensium 239; Leuven: Peeters, 2011), 115-156.
‘Graham Stanton and the Four-Gospel Codex: Reconsidering the Manuscript Evidence’ Jesus, Matthew’s Gospel and Early Christianity: Studies in Memory of Graham N. Stanton (eds D.M. Gurtner; J. Willits, & R.A. Burridge, LNTS 435; London: T&T Clark, 2011), 93-101.
‘Additional Greek Witnesses to the New Testament (Ostraca, Amulets, Inscriptions, and Other Sources)’ in The Text of the New Testament in Contemporary Research: Essays on the Status Quaestionis. Second Edition (eds M.W. Holmes & B.D. Ehrman; NTTSD 42; Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2012), 429-460.
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