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The Phoenix Seminary Text & Canon Institute exists to encourage research and publication of scholarly work on the history of the canon and the text of the Bible.

To accomplish this mission, the Institute:

  1. fosters and supports scholarly research, academic colloquia, conferences, and professional presentations on biblical and related ancient texts, traditions, languages, methods of textual criticism, and the history of the canon.
  2. serves the church by providing publications and public events that illuminate the integrity of the Bible’s textual history and canonization.
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Dr. John Meade
Assoc. Professor of Old Testament

John Meade (PhD, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) teaches Old Testament language and literature courses along with Greek electives and Biblical Theology at Phoenix Seminary. He is a contributor of the Hexapla Institute for which his A Critical Edition of the Hexaplaric Fragments of Job 22–42 (Peeters) will appear as the first volume in the series: Origen’s Hexapla: A Critical Edition of the Extant Fragments. His most recent book, co-written with Edmon Gallagher, is The Biblical Canon Lists from Early Christianity (OUP). • Learn more ›

Dr. Peter Gurry
Asst. Professor of New Testament

Peter Gurry (PhD, University of Cambridge) teaches courses in Greek Language and New Testament literature. He is the author of A Critical Examination of the Coherence-Based Genealogical Method in New Testament Textual Criticism (Brill) and co-author of A New Approach to Textual Criticism (SBL). He has published in journals such as New Testament Studies and Novum Testamentum and has worked to digitize and publish manuscripts with the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts and the Museum of the Bible. • Learn more ›

Advisory Board

Peter J. Gentry
Donald L. Williams Professor of Old Testament Interpretation
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Charles E. Hill
John R. Richardson Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity
Reformed Theological Seminary (Orlando)

Dirk Jongkind
Academic Vice Principal, Tyndale House
Fellow of St Edmund’s College, University of Cambridge

Daniel B. Wallace
Executive Director, Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts
Senior Research Professor of New Testament Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary

P. J. Williams
Principal, Tyndale House
Chair of the International Greek New Testament Project

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