Dr. Dieter T. Roth

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (Prof. Zimmermann)


  • 1997 Bachelor of Arts (Highest Distinction), University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Morehead-Cain Scholars Program Scholarship.
  • 2004 Master of Divinity, Reformed Theological Seminary-Charlotte
  • 2004-2006 Doctor of Philosophy Coursework in Hermeneutics and Biblical Interpretation (NT), Westminster Theological Seminary-Philadelphia
  • 2009 Doctor of Philosophy, University of Edinburgh, College of Humanities and Social Science Studentship and Overseas Research Students Award
  • 2010-2013 Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Evangelisch-Theologischen Fakultät, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität-Mainz

Research Interests

  • The Gospels in the Second Century
  • Textual Criticism of the New Testament
  • Q and the Synoptic Problem

Publications (selection)

  • “The Text of the Lord’s Prayer in Marcion’s Gospel,” Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft und die Kunde der älteren Kirche (forthcoming).
  • “Marcion and the Early Text of the New Testament,” in The Early Text of the New Testament (ed. Charles E. Hill and Michael J. Kruger; Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming).
  • “The Text of (Luke–)Acts,” in Issues in Luke–Acts (ed. Sean A. Adams and Michael W. Paul; Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias, forthcoming).
  • Apelles” and “Marcion/Marcionites” in Encyclopedia of Ancient History (ed. Roger Bagnall, et al.; 12 vols.; Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, forthcoming).
  • “The Friends of Jesus: Mary Magdalene, the Family at Bethany, and the Beloved Disciple,” in Jesus Among Friends and Enemies: A Historical and Literary Introduction to Jesus in the Gospels (ed. Chris Keith and Larry Hurtado; Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2012).
  • “Marcion’s Gospel: Relevance, Contested Issues, Reconstruction,” The Expository Times 121 (2010): 287–94.
  • “Did Tertullian Possess a Greek Copy or Latin Translation of Marcion’s Gospel?,” Vigiliae Christianae 63 (2009): 429–67.
  • “Marcion’s Gospel and Luke: The History of Research in Current Debate,” The Journal of Biblical Literature 127 (2008): 513–27.
  • “Matthean Readings and Tertullian’s Accusations in Adversus Marcionem,” The Journal of Theological Studies 59 (2008): 580–97.