Markus Bockmuehl is a Professorial Fellow of Keble College and the Dean Ireland’s Professor of the Exegesis of Holy Scripture at the University of Oxford.

He teaches biblical and early Christian studies. He previously served as tutorial fellow and Director of Studies at Keble and for two years as Associate Head of the University’s Humanities Division (with responsibility for graduate studies). Before arriving here in 2007 he was a professor at the Universities of Cambridge and St Andrews, having also taught briefly at Regent College and the University of British Columbia, Canada. External research appointments have included an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship (Tübingen), a British Academy Research Readership  and resident Membership of Princeton’s Center of Theological Inquiry.

Among his authored books are This Jesus (1996), The Epistle to the Philippians (1998), Jewish Law in Gentile Churches (2003), Seeing the Word: Refocusing New Testament Study (2006), Simon Peter in Scripture and Memory (2012) and Ancient Apocryphal Gospels (2017). His teaching covers a wide range of New Testament as well as ancient Jewish and early Christian studies, while his current research concerns early Christian eschatology (initially in relation to a planned book on absence and presence in the New Testament).

BA (British Columbia); MA, MDiv (Regent College); PhD (Cambridge); MA (Oxford)