MemberTimothy B. Sailors

Timothy B. Sailors specializes in the academic study of ancient Christianity and its literature. His scholarly work has focused on topics such as the New Testament, textual criticism, the Apostolic Fathers, early Christian apocrypha, patristics, early Christian apologists, and manuscript studies. He has most recently received a grant from the Sarah J. Clackson Coptic Fund through the Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford, to conduct manuscript research at the Bodleian Library; been appointed a U.S. State Department–funded Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Fellow at the W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, Jerusalem, in order to consult and utilize manuscript collections in the Near East; and been named a Swenson Family Fellow in Eastern Christian Manuscript Studies at the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML) in Collegeville, Minnesota, USA.

MemberDaniel McClellan

I recently received my PhD from the University of Exeter, where I am wrote my doctoral dissertation under the supervision of Francesca Stavrakopoulou. My dissertation treats the concept of divine agency in the Hebrew Bible through the methodological lenses of cognitive linguistics and the cognitive science of religion. More specifically, it interrogates the notion of communicable agency as represented by the ark of the covenant and the messenger of YHWH. My thesis at Trinity Western University interrogated the conceptualization of deity in the Hebrew Bible through the application of cognitive linguistic frameworks. Among other things, it concluded that the conceptual category of deity was not clearly delineated and extended well beyond the traditional dichotomous view of deity as “Wholly Other.” My thesis at the University of Oxford, “Anti-Anthropomorphism and the Vorlage of LXX Exodus,” examined the case for translator exegesis in the so-called anti-anthropomorphic variants in the Septuagint. It was awarded the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies’ annual award for “Best Dissertation.” While my primary areas of specialization are early Israelite religion, textual criticism, and Second Temple Judaism, my work in cognitive linguistics and the cognitive science of religion has expanded my research interests into broader studies of religion, religious identity, and linguistics. I currently work for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a scripture translation supervisor, and for Brigham Young University as an adjunct instructor of ancient scripture.

MemberElisa Chiorrini

…nelle lezioni dei codici Sinaitico e Vaticano?”, SBF Liber Annuus 64 (2014) 391-416.
– “Significati particolari di ἀπάτη e ἀπατάω nel greco koiné e l’interpretazione di ἀπατῶν καρδίαν αὐτοῦ in Gc 1,26”, Collectanea Christiana Orientalia 11 (2014) 17-51. []
– “«Si vanti il fratello umile». E il ricco? Uno zeugma in Gc 1,9-10a”, SBF Liber Annuus 63 (2013) 319-338.

Book Reviews
– Peter J. Gurry, A Critical Examination of the Coherence-Based Genealogical Method in New Testament Textual Criticism (NTTSD 55), Brill, Leiden – Boston 2017, ISBN 9789004354319, pp. xiv + 254, in SBF Liber Annuus 68 (2018) 411-426.
– Corsani Bruno, Guida allo studio del greco del Nuovo Testamento. In collaborazione con Carlo Buzzetti, Girolama De Luca, Giorgio Massi, Società Biblica Britannica e Forestiera, Roma 2013, IX ristampa della II edizione (1994), II ristampa riveduta, corretta e ampliata (2000), in SBF Liber Annuus 64 (2014) 690-704….

MemberJeremiah Coogan

Jeremiah Coogan (PhD Notre Dame, 2020) is a scholar of the New Testament and early Christianity whose research focuses on Gospel reading, material texts, and late antiquity. In autumn 2020, he will begin the project “Expanding the Gospel according to Matthew: Continuity and Change in Early Gospel Literature” at the University of Oxford, funded by a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship from the European Research Council. He is also a 2019–2021 Junior Fellow in the Andrew W. Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography at Rare Book School (University of Virginia) and was recognized as the 2020 Midwest Regional Scholar by the Society of Biblical Literature.

MemberJohn Meade

John Meade lives in Phoenix, AZ where he teaches at Phoenix Seminary. He has coauthored The Biblical Canon Lists from Early Christianity: Texts and Analysis (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming Nov. 2017) and he has edited the materials for A Critical Edition of the Hexaplaric Fragments of Job 22-42 to be published by Peeters late this year or early next for the Hexapla Institute. He plans to continue researching in the areas outlined under “Projects” below. He teaches and mentors students at the seminary, recognizing the holistic nature of education as character formation. His courses include Introduction to Old Testament/Hebrew Bible; the Hebrew Language sequence from Introduction to Exegesis (Isaiah, Job, Proverbs); electives in Biblical Theology, Formation of the Biblical Canon, Readings in the Septuagint, and Readings in the Apocrypha/Deuterocanon.