Philosophy and Religion

Dr. George Zervos, Associate Professor

George Zervos


Office: Bear Hall 276
Phone: (910) 962-7383


  • Ph.D., Duke University
  • M.Th., University of Athens
  • B.A., University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Areas of Expertise

  • Early Christianity
  • New Testament Studies
  • New Testament Greek

Recent Publications

  • Signed book contract with T&T Clark for a two-volume monograph, The Protevangelium of James: A Critical Edition of the Greek Text
  • "The Protevangelium of James and the Composition of the Bodmer Miscellaneous Codex: Chronology, Theology, and Liturgy," in Charlesworth, James H. "Non-canonical" Religious Texts in Early Judaism and Early Christianity. T&T Clark Jewish and Christian Texts in Contexts and Related Studies Series 14 (New Yorl: T&T Clark, 2012)
  • Response to S. Shoemaker's "Apocrypha and Liturgy in the Fourth Century: The Case of the 'Six Books' Formition Apocryphon," in Charlesworth, James H. and Lee Martin McDonald, eds., Jewish and Christian Scriptures: The Function of 'Canonical' and 'Non-Canonical' Religious Texts, T&T Clark Jewish and Christian Texts in Contexts and Related Studies Series 7 (New York: T&T Clark, 2010).
  • "1 Makkabees" in the New English Translation of the Septuagint, (New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007) 478-502. Edited the English translation of the Greek Old Testament Book of 1 Esdras by Glenn Wooden for the New English Translation of the Septuagint.
  • "Christmas with Salome", in A Feminist Companion to the New Testament and Early Christian Writings series, vol. 10 (ed. A.-J. Levine; London; New York: T&T Clark/Continuum, 2005) 77-98 (Paper read at the North Carolina Religious Studies Association Meeting, Wingate, October 22,2005).
  • "Caught in the Act: Mary and the Adulteress", published in the journal Apocrypha 15, 2004, 57-114, by the Association pour l'etude de la literature apocryphe chretienne (paper read to the Christian Apocrypha Section at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature in Atlanta, GA).

Courses Taught

  • PAR 236: Introduction to New Testament
  • PAR 238: History of Christianity I: Early and Medieval
  • PAR 336: New Testament Literature
  • PAR 337: Apocrypha and Pseudopigrapha
  • PAR 383: Greek Papyrology
  • PAR 495: Research Tools:Greek