Dr William Lamb

Dr William Lamb

Department of Theology and Religion
Research Fellow

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G37, 3 Elms Road
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

The reception of the Bible and the development of biblical commentary in the early Church; the Codex Zacynthius Project

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  • MA (Oxon.)
  • MPhil
  • PhD
  • FHEA


William Lamb is the Vicar of the University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford. He is also an associate member of the Faculty of Theology and Religion, University of Oxford. Until 2017, he was the Vice-Principal of Westcott House, Cambridge, where he taught New Testament Studies. He is currently working on the AHRC-funded Codex Zacynthius Project.


  • New Testament Catenae
  • The History of New Testament Interpretation
  • Theological Hermeneutics
  • Biblical Studies
  • Christian Theology
  • Religion and Society


  • “Johannine Commentaries in the Early Church” in Martinus de Boer and Judith Lieu (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Johannine Studies (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018), 416-436.
  • “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), 275-297.
  • “Catenae and the Art of Memory” in Hugh Houghton (ed.), Commentaries, Catenae and Biblical Tradition. Texts and Studies Series. (Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2016), 83-98.
  • Scripture: A Guide for the Perplexed (London: Bloomsbury, 2013).
  • The Catena in Marcum: A Byzantine Anthology of Early Commentary on Mark (Leiden: Brill, 2012).

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