Anthony LeDonne

Anthony Le Donne

Professor of New Testament


Anthony teaches New Testament, Second Temple Judaism and Greek courses. His research interests are Jewish-Christian relations, historical Jesus research and Social Memory theory. He is Executive Editor of Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus.



PhD, Durham University, UK (2007)



Near Christianity: How Journeys Along Jewish-Christian Borders Saved My Faith In God (Zondervan, 2016)

The Wife of Jesus: Ancient Texts and Modern Scandals (One World Publications, 2013)

Historical Jesus: What Can We Know and How We Can Know It? (Eerdmans, 2011)

The Historiographical Jesus: Memory, Typology and the Son of David (Baylor University Press, 2009)

Soundings in the Religion of Jesus: Perspectives and Methods in Jewish and Christian Scholarship (Fortress, 2012)

Jesus, Criteria, and the Demise of Authenticity (T&T Clark, 2012)

The Fourth Gospel in Ancient Media Culture (T&T Clark, 2011)

“The Improper Offering of Ananias and Sapphira,” New Testament Studies 59.3 (2013): 346-364

“The Quest for the Historical Jesus: A Revisionist History through the Lens of Jewish-Christian Relations,” Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus 10.1 (2012): 63-86.



Anthony is Executive Editor for the Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus and a co-founder of the “Jewish-Christian Dialogue and Sacred Texts” consultation for the Society of Biblical Literature. He is a lay-member of the Presbyterian Church (USA).

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