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Lorne Zelyck

Adjunct Fellow

Lorne Zelyck

E-Mail: zelyck@ualberta.ca



  • 2012: PhD in Divinity, University of Cambridge, Thesis: The Reception of the Fourth Gospel in the Extra-Canonical Gospels
  • 2007: Master of Theology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Concentration: New Testament, Thesis: The Gnostics’ Use of the Fourth Gospel in the Second Century
  • 2006: Master of Divinity, Phoenix Seminary, Concentration: Biblical Communication
  • 2000: Bachelor of Science, University of Alberta, Concentration: Agriculture/Animal Science

Academic Awards

  • 2017–2018: Humboldt Research Fellowship
  • 2013: St. Edmund’s Coventry Prize
  • 2008–2010: St. Edmund’s Commonwealth and Overseas Studentship
  • 2008–2009: Tyndale House Text and Canon Project Studentship

Research Languages

Hebrew, Greek, Coptic

Work Experience

  • 2020-present: Assistant Professor in Biblical Studies, St. Joseph’s College – University of Alberta,
  • 2012-2020: Assistant Professor in Biblical Studies, St. Joseph’s College – University of Alberta, Courses:
    •  An Introduction to the Bible;
    • The New Testament Letters;
    • The Apocryphal Gospels;
    • of the Christian Faith;
    • The Catechism of the Catholic Church;
    • Jesus in the New Testament;
    • The Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke;
    • The Gospel and Epistles of John
  • 2009-2010: Undergraduate Supervisor, University of Cambridge, Courses:
    • The Johannine Tradition;
    • Intermediate New Testament Greek
  • 2007-2008: Biblical Studies Teaching Assistant, Trinity Western University Courses:
    • Introduction to Theology
    • The New Testament Canon
      • The Church Fathers
  • 2005-2006: Adjunct Professor, Phoenix Seminary Courses:
    • Greek Grammar I and II



  • The 'Egerton Gospel' (Egerton Papyrus 2 + P. Köln VI 255): Introduction, Critical Edition, and Commentary, Texts and Editions for New Testament Study 13 (Brill: Leiden, 2019).
  • John among the Other Gospels: The Reception of the Fourth Gospel in the Extra-Canonical Gospels, WUNT II 347 (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2013).


  • “The Reception of Jesus in the 'Gospel of Judas'”, in C. Keith, H.K. Bond, and J. Schröter, eds., The Reception of Jesus in the First Three Centuries (London: Bloomsbury T & T Clark, 2019), 227–235.
  • “Reconsidering the Date(s) of the 'Egerton Gospel'”, Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 204 (2017): 55–71 [co-authored with Peter Malik].

  • “The Text and Function of P. Berol. 11710 Revisited”, Journal of Theological Studies 68 (2017): 72–92 [co-authored with Joseph E. Sanzo].
  • “Matthew 18:1-14 and the Exposure and Sexual Abuse of Children in the Roman World”, Biblica 98 (2017): 37–54.
  • “Elisha Typology in Jesus’ Miracle on the Jordan River (Papyrus Egerton 2, 2v.6–14)”, New Testament Studies 62 (2016): 149–156.
  • “Irenaeus and the Authorship of the Fourth Gospel”, in S.E. Porter, ed., The Origins of John’s Gospel, Johannine Studies 2 (Leiden: Brill Publishers, 2015), 239–258.
  • “Recontextualizing Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 840”, Early Christianity 5 (2014): 178–197.
  • “Parallel Material in the Fourth Gospel, Apocryphal Gospels, and Early Church Fathers: The Influence of the Fourth Gospel or Dependence on a Common Source/Tradition?”, in J. Schröter, ed., The Apocryphal Gospels within the Context of Early Christian Theology, BETL 260 (Leuven: Leuven University Press – Peeters, 2013), 675–692.
  • “Dialogue of the Savior”, in R.S. Bagnall, ed., The Encyclopedia of Ancient History (London: Blackwell Publishing, 2013), 2071–2072.


  • Review of Jens Schröter and Konrad Schwarz (eds.), Die Nag-Hammadi-Schriften in der Literatur- und Theologiegeschichte des frühen Christentum, Studien und Texte zu Antike und Christentum 106 (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2017),  Journal of Ecclesiastical History 70 (2019): 336–338.
  • Review of Tobias Nicklas, Candida R. Moss, Christopher Tuckett, and Joseph Verheyden (eds.), The Other Side: Apocryphal Perspectives on Ancient Christian ‘Orthodoxies’ (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2017), Catholic Biblical Quarterly 80 (2018): 758–759.
  • Review of Cornelis Bennema, Encountering Jesus: Character Studies in the Gospel of John (2nd ed., Minneapolis: Fortress, 2014), Catholic Biblical Quarterly 78 (2016): 353–355.
  • Review of Jens Schröter, From Jesus to the New Testament: Early Christian Theology and the Origin of the New Testament Canon (trans. Wayne Coppins; Baylor-Mohr Siebeck Studies in Early Christianity; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2013), Catholic Biblical Quarterly 78 (2016): 391–393.
  • Review of Kenneth Bailey, Jesus through Middle Eastern Eyes: Cultural Studies in the Gospels (London: SPCK, 2008), Scottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology 27 (2009): 224–225.
  • Review of Andrew Gregory and Christopher Tuckett, eds., The Reception of the New Testament in the Apostolic Fathers (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005), Canadian Evangelical Review 16 (2009): 51–54.


  • “The Sisters and Brothers of Jesus in Christian Apocryphal Literature and the Early Church Fathers”, North American Society for the Study of Christian Apocryphal Literature Workshop, 2020.
  • “Jericho in Early Christian Traditions”, Beyond Canon: Extracanonical Traditions and the Holy Land Conference 2019.
  • “Sir Harold Idris Bell’s Papyrus Syndicate”, Society of Biblical Literature Conference 2018.
  • “The Lord’s Field and Elisha’s Spring: Reconstructing P. Egerton 2, 2v”, Society of Biblical Literature International Conference 2018.
  • “The Question of Tribute in the Egerton Gospel (P.Eg. 2, 2r.1–17)”, Internationales
  • Habilitandenkolloquium, Leuven – Regensburg – Berlin 2017.
  • “‘Whoever scandalizes one of these little ones’: Matthew 18:1–14 and the Exposure and Sexual Abuse of Children in the Roman World”, Society of Biblical Literature Conference 2016.
  • “Miracles of the Prophets in Early Christian Gospels”, Connecting Gospels Colloquium 2016.
  • “What is P. Berol. 11710: Amulet, Apocryphal Gospel, Biblical Elaboration?”, Society of Biblical Literature Conference 2014.
  • “The Johannine Jesus in Extra-Canonical Gospels from the Second Century”, Society of Biblical Literature Conference 2012.
  • “P.Oxy. 840 and Israelite Synagogues”, Society of Biblical Literature Conference 2012.
  • The Gospel of Peter, Justin Martyr, and the Fourth Gospel: Dependence, Independence or Common Tradition?”, Society of Biblical Literature International Conference 2011.
  • “The Reception of the Fourth Gospel in Gospel of the Savior (Papyrus Berolinensis 22220 + Strasbourg Coptic Papyrus)”, Society of Biblical Literature Conference 2010.


  • Canonical and apocryphal gospels
  • New Testament
  • Early Christianity
  • Early church fathers
  • Gnosticism
  • Manuscripts
  • Museum archives