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Clark Bates

Theology, Divinity and Religion, University of Birmingham

Thesis title:

The Pseudo-Oecumenian Catena on Ephesians: Text, Translation, and Commentary

Research Area

  • New Testament
  • Theology, Divinity and Religion



"The Paradox of the Easy Yoke: A Survey of Χρηστός in Greek Literature and the Interpretational Implications for Matthew 11:30." The Expository Times, 131(1) (2019), pp.9-19. doi:10.1177/0014524619848653.

"Stoudios: The Convergence of History, Palaeography and Textual Criticism on the Greek Minuscule Hand." Diogenes, 11 (2021), pp. 18–36. ISSN: 2054-6696.

Book Reviews

Review of Williams, Peter, Can We Trust the Gospels? (2018), Christian Scholar's Review, 49(1) (Fall, 2019).

Review of Wasserman, Tommy and Jennifer Knust, To Cast the First Stone: The Transmission of a Gospel Story (2019), JISCA, (2020).

Review of Clivaz, Claire, Ecritures digitales: Digital Writing, Digital Scriptures (2019), RBL, 11/2020 (Fall, 2020).

Review of Hamidovic, David, Claire Clivaz and Sarah Bowen Savant, Ancient Manuscripts in Digital Culture (2019), RBL, 06/2021 (Spring, 2021).

Review of DelHousaye, John, The Fourfold Gospel, Volume 1 (2020), Bulletin for Biblical Research, 31.2 (2021).

Review of Shuve, Karl, ed., Books and Readers in the Premodern World: Essays in Honor of Harry Gamble (2018), RBL, 09/2021 (Fall, 2021).

Review of Lanier, Gregory and J. Nicholas Reid, eds, Studies on the Intersection of Text, Paratext, and Reception: A Festschrift in Honor of Charles E. Hill (2021) (Forthcoming).


"Fragmentary Evidence of an Earlier Date for the Greek Minuscule Bookhand." Presented at the 12th Birmingham Colloquium at the University of Birmingham on March 4, 2021.

"Studios: The Convergence of History, Palaeography and Influence Across Monastic Borders." Presented at the International Medieval Conference of Leeds on July 5, 2021

Other Research Interests

Reception History

Eastern Christianity


Artifactuality of Manuscripts


Evangelical Theological Society                                                    
Institute of Biblical Research                                                                    
British New Testament Society                                                      
European Bible Society