Professor Christopher Tuckett


Posts held at Manchester (Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Professor 1979-1996) and Oxford (Lecturer, Professor 1996-2013).

Research Area(s):

Biblical Studies: New Testament

Research Interests:

New Testament: Jesus traditions in early Christianity; Paul; Early Christian Gospels; non-canonical early Christian writings.


General Editor for New Testament series of International Critical Commentaries (T&T Clark, London)
General Editor for series Kommentare zur apokryphen Literatur (Vandenhoek & Ruprecht, Göttingen)
Editorial Board member for Novum Testamentum 
Editorial Board Member for Biblical Tools and Studies (Peeters, Leuven)

Publications and Research Outputs:

The Gospel of Mary (Oxford Early Christian Gospel Texts;  Oxford: OUP, 2007)

2 Clement. Introduction, Text, and Commentary (Oxford Apostolic Fathers; Oxford: OUP, 2012)

From the Sayings to the Gospels (WUNT 328; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2014)

The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Apocrypha (edited with Andrew Gregory; Oxford: OUP, 2015)

“What is ‘New Testament Study’?  The New Testament and Early Christianity”, NTS 60 (2014) 157-184

“Matthew’s Conflation of his Sources”, in J. Verheyden & G. Van Belle (eds), An Early Reader of Mark and Q (BTS 21; Leuven: Peeters, 2016), pp. 67-107

“James and Q”, in W.E. Arnal, R.S. Ascough, R.A. Derrenbacker, P.A. Harland (eds), Scribal Practices and Social Structures among Jesus Adherents.  Essays in Honour of John S. Kloppenborg (BETL 285; Leuven: Peeters, 2016), pp. 233-250

“Women in the Gospels of Mark and Mary”, in F. Watson & S. Parkhouse (eds), Connecting Gospels.  Beyond the Canonical-Non-Canonical Divide (Oxford: OUP, 2018), pp. 142-160

“Principles of Gnostic Exegesis”, in J. Schröter, T. Nicklas, J. Verheyden (eds), Gospels and Gospel Traditions in the Second Century. Experiments in Reception (BZNW 235; Berlin: De Gruyter, 2018), pp. 277-309