Dr. Jermo van Nes
Education, Degrees
  • 2017: Ph.D. in Theology and Religious Studies, ETF Leuven, Belgium & Theologische Universiteit Kampen, Kampen, the Netherlands
  • 2010: Master of Theology and Religious Studies, ETF Leuven
  • 2007: Bachelor of Theology and Religious Studies, ETF Leuven
  • 2004: Marnix Gymnasium, Rotterdam
Academic Positions and Teaching Experience
  • 2021-present: Assistant Professor of New Testament, ETF Leuven
  • 2018-present: Policy Advisor, ETF Leuven
  • 2018-present: Senior Researcher in the Institute of Leadership and Social Ethics, ETF Leuven
  • 2017-present: Senior Researcher in New Testament, ETF Leuven
  • 2015-present: Research Associate, University of Pretoria, South-Africa
  • 2011-2017: Teaching Assistant in New Testament, ETF Leuven
  • 2010-present: Senior Tutor in New Testament studies, King’s Evangelical Divinity School, University of Chester, UK
  • 2009-2011: Instructor in New Testament Greek, ETF Leuven
Academic Memberships
  • 2019-present: Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas
  • 2018-present: Institute of Leadership and Social Ethics
  • 2017-present: Netherlands School for Advanced Studies in Theology and Religion
  • 2015-2018: Center of Excellence in Reformed and Evangelical Theology
  • 2015-present: Studiosorum Novi Testamenti Conventus
  • 2015-present: British New Testament Society
  • 2014-present: European Association of Biblical Studies
  • 2011-present: Society of Biblical Literature
  • 2010-present: Research Center for Early Christianity
Selected Bibliography


  • Ed. Cursusboek Inleiding Grieks. Leuven: Acco, 2020.
  • Ed. Course Book Introductory Greek. Leuven: Acco, 2020.
  • With Mark Paridaens and Elbert Kroon, Cursusboek Seminarie Grieks. Leuven: Acco, 2020.
  • With Mark Paridaens and Elbert Kroon, Course Book Greek Seminar. Leuven: Acco, 2020.
  • Ed. Kort maar krachtig: De boodschap van de Filemonbrief toen en nu. Zoetermeer / Soest: Boekencentrum / Boekscout (bc•bs), 2020.
  • With Jacobus (Kobus) Kok, and Martin Webber, eds. Drawing and Transcending Boundaries in the New Testament and Early Christianity. Beiträge zum Verstehen der Bibel / Contributions to Understanding the Bible 38. Zurich: LIT Verlag, 2019.
  • Pauline Language and the Pastoral Epistles. A Study of Linguistic Variation in the Corpus Paulinum. Vol. 16. Linguistic Biblical Studies. Leiden: Brill, 2018.

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

  • “Contemporary Philosophies and Other Minds.” In The Pauline Mind, edited by Stanley E. Porter and David I. Yoon. Routledge Religious Minds. New York: Routledge (forthcoming).
  • “Divine and Human Stones: Hearing 1 Peter 2:4-8 in First-Century Asia Minor.” In Peter in the Early Church: Apostle – Missionary – Church Leader, edited by Judith Lieu. Bibliotheca Ephemeridum Theologicarum Lovaniensium. Leuven: Peeters (accepted).
  • “Moral Language and Ethical Argument in Titus: A Reassessment of the Pseudonymity Hypothesis.” In “Zealous for Good Works”: Ethics in the Letter to Titus, edited by Ruben Zimmermann and Dogara Ishaya Manomi. Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament. Tubingen: Mohr Siebeck (accepted).
  • “Doing Good Deeds: Titus and the Shaping of Early Christian Identity.” In Drawing and Transcending Boundaries in the New Testament and Early Christianity, edited by Jacobus (Kobus) Kok, Martin Webber, and Jermo van Nes, 33–46. Beiträge Zum Verstehen Der Bibel / Contributions to Understanding the Bible 38. Zurich: LIT Verlag, 2019.
  • “The Pastoral Epistles: Common Themes, Individual Compositions? An Introduction to the Quest for the Origins of the Letters to Timothy and Titus.” Journal for the Study of Paul and His Letters 9, no. 1-2 (2019): 6–29.
  • “Who are “our people” (οἱ ἡμέτεροι) in Titus 3:14? A New Proposal.” Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses 95, no. 4 (2019): 661–665.
  • “Missing ‘Particles’ in Disputed Pauline Letters? A Question of Method.” Journal for the Study of the New Testament 40, no. 3 (2018): 383–98.
  • Hapax Legomena in Disputed Pauline Letters: A Reassessment.” Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft 109, no. 1 (2018): 118–37.
  • With Harro Koning. “Motif-Semantic Differences in Paul? A Question to Advocates of the Pastorals’ Plural Authorship in Dialogue with Michaela Engelmann.” Tyndale Bulletin 68, no. 1 (2017): 73–94.
  • “On the Origin of the Pastorals’ Authenticity Criticism: A ‘New’ Perspective.” New Testament Studies 62, no. 2 (2016): 315–320.
  • “Under Construction: The Building of God’s Temple according to Ephesians 2,19-22.” In Paul’s Graeco-Roman Context, edited by Cilliers Breytenbach, 631-644. Bibliotheca Ephemeridum Theologicarum Lovaniensium 277. Leuven: Peeters, 2015.
  • “Faith(fulness) of the Son of God? Galatians 2:20b Reconsidered,” Novum Testamentum 55.2 (2013): 127-139.
  • “The Problem of the Pastoral Epistles: An Important Hypothesis Reconsidered.” In Paul and Pseudepigraphy, edited by Stanley E. Porter and Gregory P. Fewster, 153-169. Pauline Studies 8. Leiden: Brill, 2013.

Review Articles

  • Review of A Discourse Analysis of Galatians and the New Perspective on Paul, by D. I. Yoon. In Catholic Biblical Quarterly 83, no. 2 (2021): 353-355.
  • Review of Das Endgericht bei Paulus. Framesemantische und Exegetische Studien zur paulinischen Eschatologie und Soteriologie by C. Stettler. Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2018).
  • Review of Orality and Literacy in Early Christianity, by P. J. J. Botha. In Journal of Theological Studies 67, no. 1 (2016): 263–65.
  • Review of Die ältesten Griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testaments, by K. Jaroš. Jahrbuch für evangelikale Theologie 29 (2015): 255-257.
  • Review of Unzertrennliche Drillinge? Motivsemantische Untersuchungen zum literarischen Verhältnis der Pastoralbriefe, by M. Engelmann. In Journal of Theological Studies 64, no. 2 (2013): 676-678.
  • Review of Paulus und die kaiserzeitliche Epistolographie: Kontextualisierung und Analyse der Briefe an Philemon und an die Galater, by T.J. Bauer. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2011. In Jahrbuch für evangelikale Theologie 27 (2013): 278-279.
  • Review of Nieuwtestamentisch Grieks: een beknopte grammatica, by P.M. Hensels. In Neotestamentica 46, no. 1 (2012): 214-215.
  • Review of Paul: Jew, Greek, and Roman, edited by S.E. Porter. In Journal of Theological Studies 62, no. 2 (2011): 717-719.

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