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My field of research is the (Christian) interpretation of the Bible from the first century AD until Late Antiquity. I am especially interested in the reception of the New Testament epistle to the Ephesians in that period, which will result in a volume in the Novum Testamentum Patristicum commentary series.

A related project is the investigation of the use of the Pauline corpus in the Old Testament commentaries of Theodore of Mopsuestia (ca. 350-428). The question is how his use of Paul's epistles is related to the appropriation of the Jewish Scriptures as the Christian Old Testament vis-à-vis Jews, 'pagans' and 'heretics'.

My work is funded by the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung within the project 'Theodore of Mopsuestia’s Pauline Commentaries: A Reappraisal on the Basis of Newly-Discovered Syriac Sources', supervised by prof.dr. Hagit Amirav.

Ancillary activities

Nieuwtestamenticus bij het Nederlands Bijbelgenootschap.

Academic qualification

Classics and Ancient Near Eastern Civilisations (research), Master, Faculty of Humanities, Leiden University

Classics, Bachelor, Faculty of Humanities, Leiden University

Theology, Bachelor, Faculty of Humanities, Leiden University


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