Dr Michael Theophilos - School of Theology (Faculty of Theology and Philosophy)

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Dr. Michael P. Theophilos is lecturer in Biblical Studies and Ancient Languages in the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy. He is currently writing a volume for the Papyrologische Kommentare zum Neuen Testament [Papyrological Commentary on the New Testament] series, to be published by Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, G??ttingen. This work, and much of his research, focuses on the corpus of Greek papyri, ostraca and tablets that are able to illuminate the historical, social and linguistic context of the New Testament. Dr. Theophilos has lectured in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. In 2012 he was awarded the Australian Government Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, for the adoption of innovative and exciting approaches to teaching Biblical languages and history.


Phone :+613 9953 3371 (Melbourne)
Email :michael.theophilos@acu.edu.au
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Research Interests

Papyrology and Greek Palaeography ; Epigraphy ; Numismatics ; Textual Criticism ; Archaeology ; Greek Lexicography ; Biblical Languages ; Ancient Greece and Rome ; Roman Republic and Empire ; Early Christianity ; Second Temple Judaism ; Synoptic Gospels ;

Methods Expertise

Historical-Critical ; Textual Criticism ; Linguistic ;

Research Projects

No research project is currently recorded.

Selected Publications


New Evidence from the Papyri: The Portrayal of 'The Woman' in Revelation 2:22


The Portrayal of Gentiles in Jewish Apocalyptic Literature


The Abomination of Desolation in Matthew 24:15


Jesus as New Moses in Matthew 8-9: Jewish Biographical Typology in First Century Greek Literature

Multispectral Imaging of Greek Papyrus Fragments from Oxyrhynchus


Jewish Literary Responses to the Destruction of Jerusalem, in Studies of Religion and Politics in the Early Christian Centuries