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Michael Dormandy


I am a PhD student on an AHRC studentship. I began my tertiary education with a BA in Classics, at Oxford University. I then worked in church ministry and was Head of Classics at Ashford School, Kent. I co-authored an inter-mediate level Latin textbook. I lived and worked in Austria, including a fellowship at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neo-Latin Studies, where I prepared a critical edition of the Epistola Fundamentalis by the seventeenth century priest, Bartholomaeus Holzhauser.  I have subsequently published this project as a monograph. I returned to study in Oxford, beginning with a BA in Theology. I got a high First and was awarded the Hall Houghton Greek New Testament Prize and the Pusey and Ellerton Prize for Hebrew. I then took a Masters Degree in New Testament Studies, also at Oxford, in which I got a Distinction. My dissertation concerned on the evidence from work-combinations for the development of the New Testament canon. It is due to be published in The Journal of Biblical Textual Criticism. During my Masters, I taught advanced Classical Greek language in the Classics faculty and I am currently an Affiliated Lecturer in Koine Greek in the Divinity Faculty. I am co-chair of the New Testament Graduate Seminar and co-organiser of the Oxford and Cambridge Biblical Studies Day.

Subject area and speciality

New Testament specialists:

Text-critical analysis of the book of Revelation in the Codex Alexandrinus.

Research Interests

New Testament Textual Criticism

Development of the New Testament Canon

Bartholomaeus Holzhauser


Beginners' Koine Greek

Other Professional Activities

Co-chair of the New Testament Graduate Seminar

Co-organiser of the Oxford and Cambridge Biblical Studies Conference


Key Publications

Latin Stories: a GCSE Reader. Co-authored with John Taylor and Henry Cullen. (London: BCP, 2012).

Bartholomaeus Holzhauser’s Epistola Fundamentalis: A Critical Edition, with Introduction, English Translation, Textual Notes and Commentary (Freiburg:    
Rombach Verlag, 2016).

“‘in every letter’? Some Possible Evidence for the Authorship of Ephesians”. Forthcoming paper in Studia Patristica.

"How the Books Became the Bible: The Evidence for Canon Formation from Work Combinations in Manuscripts" TC 24 (2018).

Other Publications

Review of Book of Seven Seals, edited by Thomas J. Kraus and Michael Sommer (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2016) in Novum Testamentum 59/3 (2017).

Review of Copying Early Christian Texts: A Study of Scribal Practice, by Alan Mugridge, WUNT 362 (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2016), forthcoming in TC: Journal of Biblical Textual Criticism.


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