• 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

Scholarly activities:

  • Chair of the International Greek New Testament Project
  • Member of the Translation Committee of the English Standard Version of the Bible



  • ‘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.