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Dr William Lamb

Dr William Lamb

Westcott House


Subject area and speciality

New Testament specialists:
  • New Testament Greek
  • The history of ancient biblical interpretation
  • New Testament Catenae
  • The Bible in Byzantium
  • Theological hermeneutics
  • Ideological criticism and political readings of the Bible
Scriptural language specialists:

New Testament Greek

Greek specialists:

Research Interests

Dr Lamb's primary research interest is the reception of the New Testament in late antiquity and the Byzantine period. He has a particular interest in the development of New Testament commentaries in the early church and the compilation of anthologies of commentary, 'catenae' or 'chains', during the Byzantine period. He has written about the theological interpretation of scripture, and is currently writing about the reception of the Fourth Gospel in late antiquity. 

Other Professional Activities

Recent Papers

“Catenae and the Art of Memory”, The History and Text of New Testament Commentaries, 9th Birmingham Colloquium on the Textual Criticism of the New Testament, University of Birmingham, 4 March 2015

“Exegesis and Empire in Byzantium: Insights from New Testament Catenae”, Annual Meeting, Society of Biblical Literature, San Diego, 24 November 2014

“The Discrepancies between the Gospels”, Senior New Testament Seminar, Faculty of Theology, University of Oxford, 7 March 2013

“Using the Eusebian canons in late antiquity”, Senior New Testament Seminar, Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge, 5 March 2013

“How to write the history of catenae”, Institute for Textual Scholarship and Electronic Editing (ITSEE), University of Birmingham, 18 October 2012

“Catenae and the Perils of Reception History”, Centre for the Reception History of the Bible, University of Oxford, 18 October 2010

Key Publications

The Catena in Marcum: A Byzantine Anthology of Early Commentary on Mark (Leiden: Brill, 2012).

Scripture: A Guide for the Perplexed (London: Bloomsbury T & T Clark, 2013).

“Catenae and the Art of Memory” in Hugh Houghton (ed.), Commentaries, Catenae and Biblical Tradition. Texts and Studies (Third Series), vol. 13, (Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2016), 83-98.

“Conservation and Conversation: New Testament Catenae in Byzantium” in Derek Krueger and Robert Nelson (eds.), The New Testament in Byzantium (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2016), 277-300.

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