About Me

I recently defended my dissertation on the textual history of Codex Bezae in the Gospel of Mark at the University of Münster (2020). I performed my research at the Institut für neutestamentliche Textforschung (INTF) in Münster under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Holger Strutwolf. My dissertation was awarded grants from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program and the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes. My main research area and the subject of this blog is the so-called “Western” text of the gospels and Acts as found in Codex Bezae and the early versions of the New Testament. I have a Master’s degree in Biblical Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary (2015) and also work as a professional software engineer. On the side, I enjoy hiking, camping, running, and music composition. I currently reside in Bellevue, Washington with my wife and four daughters.

8 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hey Pete,
    Just wanted to stop by and encourage you as you continue your PHD work and dissertation! I am looking forward to you successfully defending it and getting it published😎. I hope all is well.

    • Hi Tim,

      Thanks for stopping by! Yes, it is an encouragement to hear from you. My current plan is to submit the dissertation by mid-July. We’ll see how it goes.


  2. Pete,
    Congratulations on the article in ‘Conversations with the Biblical World’. I just read it! I appreciate your continued work on Bezae! I know your busy, so I will save my thoughts until your dissertation is finalized😎


    • Thank you, Tim. I appreciate it. I was just about to submit a brief post about the article.

      Thank you for your interest in my work on Bezae! The dissertation is coming along, so far I’ve submitted drafts of the first five chapters. I am now preparing to submit the sixth and seventh chapters from a rough draft. The eight chapter is the conclusion. I’m looking forward to getting things wrapped up, but it’s still a long way from being finalized.

      It is always encouraging to hear from you.


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