Zacharias Shoukry

Doctoral Candidate and Research Assistant in New Testament Studies (Prof. Zimmermann)

Shoukry, Zacharias

New Testament Studies I
Academic Staff Member

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter in einem DFG-Projekt

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Portrait Shoukry, Zacharias


  • 1993: born in Carinthia, Austria; married.
  • 2012: Abitur in Frankfurt on the Main
  • 2012 – 2019: Study of Protestant Theology in Marburg
    • 2013 – 2019: Student Assistant as Greek Tutor
    • 2017 – 2019: Scholarship holder of the "Deutschlandstipendium"
  • 2019 – present: Doctoral candidate and research assistant at Mainz University, Department 01, Protestant Faculty, New Testament. First Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ruben Zimmermann. Second Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Esther Kobel

Main research interests: Dissertation project

  • Gospel of John
  • Theology of Creation in Early Judaism and Early Christianity
  • DFG-project framework "Creation in the Gospel of John" ( "Jesus as Creator in the Gospel of John. Sources of johannine Creation Motifs"

Other Research interests

  • Ethics in the New Testament
  • Ethics in the Johannine Letters
  • Second John


  • Society of Biblical Literature (SBL)
  • European Association of Biblical Studies (EABS)
  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft neutestamentlicher Assistenten und Assistentinnen (AG-Ass)

Publications (selected)

  • with Ruben Zimmermann: "Creatio Continua in the Fourth Gospel: Motifs of Creation in John 5–6,"  in: Signs and Discourses in John 5 and 6, Jörg Frey and Craig R. Koester, eds., WUNT (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, forthcoming 2021), 87–116.
  • Ethik im Zweiten Johannesbrief, in: Ruben Zimmermann, ed., Ethik des Neuen Testaments (Mohr Siebeck, UTB, forthcoming).