Bachelor with honors, University California, Berkeley, 1974. Diploma theology, Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia, 1979. Master of Arts in Biblical Criticism, Manchester University, England, 1982.
Postgraduate, University Oxford, England, 1990. Doctor of Philosophy, University Oxford, England, 1989.
Tutor New Testament Lady Margaret Hall, Queens College, University Oxford, 1984-1988. Lecturer in theology London University, 1987-1989. Visiting professor new testament Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington, 1989-1990.
Lecturer in New Testament Mansfield College, Oxford University, 1983-1990. Postdoctoral fellow University California, Berkeley, 1991-1992. College dean Mansfield College, University Oxford, 1985-1988.
Member faculty theology University Oxford, 1983-1990. Visiting research scholar Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, 1988-1989, Center for Jewish Studies, Berkeley, 1991-1992.
Member British Association for Jewish Studies, European Association of Jewish Studies, American Academy Religion, Society Biblical Literature.
Married Elizabeth Carol Chaffee, December 20, 1974. Children: Jonathan, Joel, Megan.