Lyndon Drake


Prof Hindy Najman



Research Area/s: 

Hebrew Bible/Old Testament


I am a part-time, distance student living in Aotearoa/New Zealand, with an interest in capital markets which comes from my background in investment banking as a Vice President at Barclays Capital in London. My wife Miriam and I have three children, and occasional foster children. I love the Hebrew scriptures and the world of scholarship which has grown around them. My family and I live in Auckland, where I serve as the Archdeacon of Tāmaki Makaurau within the Māori Anglican bishopric of Te Tai Tokerau. I also serve on a number of boards, including as Chair of Te Whare Ruruhau o Meri Trust (a Māori social work agency) and Te Kaunihera (the governors of St John’s Theological College, the Anglican seminary in Auckland). My academic background includes degrees in Science and Commerce from the University of Auckland, a PhD in Computer Science from the University of York (along with a number of peer-reviewed publications in the field of Artificial Intelligence), and two lower degrees in Theology from Oxford. During my BA at Oxford, I was awarded the Denyer and Johnson Prize and the Ellerton Theological Essay Prize.


[Link to LinkedIn/Academia.Edu page/personal academic website]

Select Publications:

‘Did Jesus oppose the prosbul in the forgiveness petition of the Lord’s Prayer?’ NovT 56 (2014) 233–44.

Academic Interests: 

Financial markets, Hebrew scriptures, poverty relief, social justice, theology, and ministry in the church.