Jamie Davies

Adjunct Faculty

PhD, MLitt (University of St Andrews), MA Linguistics (London),BA Theology (International Christian College); BA Modern Language (Nottingham)


I was raised in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, and studied modern languages as an undergraduate at Nottingham University before spending two years in West Africa with Wycliffe Bible Translators. I returned to the UK to continue my training for long-term mission (with an MA in Linguistics at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London). An odd set of circumstances led, however, to a brief spell working in paediatric speech and language therapy in Glasgow. Intending to return to Bible translation, I began theological studies at International Christian College (for a BA in Theology), before two things happened which completely changed my direction. One, I met Becky (whom I quickly convinced to marry me) and two, I became convinced that the missional thinking normally applied to cross-cultural missions was urgently needed in the UK church. So, after graduating, I spent four years as a pastor in a church in north Glasgow.

During that time, I continued to develop my interest in theology and biblical studies, gaining an MLitt in Bible and Contemporary World from the University of St Andrews by part-time distance learning. I then moved to St Andrews to study full time for a PhD in New Testament under the supervision of Grant Macaskill. During this time I also worked as the warden of a university residence and as research assistant to Professor N.T. Wright.

A brief spell as Teaching Fellow in Biblical Studies at the University of Edinburgh followed before I arrived at Trinity College (Bristol) in September 2015.

  • Davies, J. P. Reading Revelation: A Literary and Theological Commentary (Smyth & Helwys, 2023)
  • Davies, J. P. The Apocalyptic Paul (Cascade Companions) (Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2022)
  • Davies, J. P. Paul Among the Apocalypses? An Evaluation of the ‘Apocalyptic Paul’ in the Context of Jewish and Christian apocalyptic literature (Library of New Testament Studies 562) (London: T&T Clark, 2016)
Articles and Essays
  • Davies, J. P. “Cosmos / Cosmology in Second Temple Jewish Literature and the New Testament” in the Brill Encyclopaedia of Early Christianity (Leiden: Brill, forthcoming)
  • Davies, J. P. “Cosmology” in Longenecker, B., T. J. Lang, and E. Shively (eds.) Behind the Scenes of the New Testament: Cultural, Social, and Historical Contexts (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, in press) 
  • Davies, J. P. “Apocalyptic Paul” in McKnight, S., Cohick, L., and Gupta, N. (eds.) IVP Dictionary of Paul and his Letters (Downers Grove: IVP, forthcoming)
  • Davies, J. P. “Apocalyptic Topography in Mark’s Gospel: Theophany and Divine Invisibility at Sinai, Horeb, and the Mount of Transfiguration” Journal of Theological Interpretation 14.1 (Jan 2020)
  • Davies, J. P. “4 Ezra 11 and Revelation 13: Blasphemous Beasts” in Blackwell, B., Goodrich, J. K. and Maston, J. (eds.) Reading Revelation in Context: John’s Apocalypse and Second Temple Judaism (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2019)
  • Davies, J. P. “Apocalyptic and the History of God: possibilities from Mark’s epistemological inclusio” in Dunne, J. A. and Lewellen, E. (eds.) One God, One People, One Future: Essays in Honour of N. T. Wright, (London: SPCK, 2018)
  • Davies, J. P. “What to Expect When You are Expecting: Maternity, Salvation History, and the ‘Apocalyptic Paul’” Journal for the Study of the New Testament 38.3 (March 2016), 301–15
  • Davies, J. P. “Evil’s Aetiology and False Dichotomies in Jewish Apocalyptic and Paul” in Keith, C. and Stuckenbruck, L. (eds.) Evil in Second Temple Judaism and Early Christianity (Tübingen: WUNT II 417, 2016)
  • Davies, J. P. “The ‘Two Ages’ and Salvation History in Paul’s Apocalyptic Imagination: a Comparison of 4 Ezra and Galatians” in Blackwell, B. Goodrich, J. K., and Maston, J. (eds.) Paul and the Apocalyptic Imagination (Minneapolis: Fortress, 2016)
  • Wright, N. T. with J. P. Davies, “John, Jesus and ‘The Ruler of This World’: Demonic Politics in the Fourth Gospel?” in McConville, J. G. and L. K. Pietersen, Conception, Reception and the Spirit: Essays in Honour of Andrew T. Lincoln (London: Wipf & Stock, 2015)
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