Michael W. Holmes

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Michael W. Holmes
Born Michael William Holmes
California, US
Occupation Professor, text critic, author
Notable work Apostolic Fathers, SBL Greek New Testament
Theological work
Tradition or movement Evangelical
Main interests Patrology, New Testament Text Criticism

Michael W. Holmes (PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary) is the former Chair of the Department of Biblical and Theological Studies at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota and has taught at Bethel since 1982.[1] He was previously on the faculty at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Princeton Theological Seminary, and has been Visiting Scholar at Luther Theological Seminary in St. Paul. He received his B.A. (in history) from the University of California at Santa Barbara (1973), an M.A. in New Testament from TEDS (1976), and the Ph.D. from Princeton Seminary (1984). He did his PhD work under Bruce Metzger,[2] who was widely considered to be one of the most influential New Testament scholars of the 20th century. Holmes' primary research areas are in New Testament textual criticism and the Apostolic Fathers.[1]

His publications include several books, fifty articles, essays, or chapters in books, and more than 220 book reviews (covering more than 240 books in 23 journals). He has presented papers and invited lectures in the U.S., Canada, England, Germany, France, and Belgium. He speaks and teaches frequently at Twin Cities churches, universities, and seminaries, has served as an interim pastor, and is a long-term member of Trinity Baptist Church (Maplewood, MN).[1]

He is a member of the International Greek New Testament Project, a member of the Editorial Board for New Testament Studies, a book review editor for Religious Studies Review, and chair of the Board of Directors of the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts. He holds membership in the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas, the Society of Biblical Literature, the Institute for Biblical Research, and the North American Patristics Society.[1]



  1. ^ a b c d Bethel University (5 October 2012), Michael W. Holmes, retrieved 2012-11-29 
  2. ^ A Centennial Tribute to Bruce Metzger: Remembering His Achievements, Influence, and Legacy, Princeton Seminary, 24 January 2014, retrieved 12 February 2014