Max Botner

Assistant Professor of New Testament

Faculty Positions:

Grand Rapids Theological Seminary - Bible, Theology & Ministry

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Articles and Book Chapters

"The Messiah is 'the Holy One' of God," Journal of Biblical Literature 136.2 (2017): 417–33.

"What Has Mark's Christ to Do with David's Son? A History of Interpretation," Currents in Biblical Research 16.1 (2017): 50-70.

"Prophetic Script and Dramatic Enactment in Mark's Prologue," Bulletin for Biblical Research 26 (2016): 59–70.

"How Do the Seeds Land? A Note on ΕΙΣ ΑΥΤΟΝ in Mark 1:10," Journal of Theological Studies 66 (2015): 547–52.

"The Role of Transcriptional Probability in the Recent Text-Critical Debate on Mark 1:1," Catholic Biblical Quarterly 77 (2015): 467–80.


  • Ph.D., New Testament Studies, University of St. Andrews (2017)
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, Classics, UC Davis (2013)
  • M.A., Biblical and Theological Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary (2011)
  • B.A., Business Administration, William Jessup University (2009)




—Jewish messianism and early Christology
—Reception of the Jewish Scriptures in antiquity
—New Testament theology