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Christos Karakolis is an Associate Professor of New Testament at the Faculty of Theology of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

He has studied at the Theological Faculty of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1986-90), as well as at the Universities of Regensburg and Tübingen (1991-96). In 2006 he earned his Th.D. at the Faculty of Theology of the University of Thessaloniki (dissertation title: The Theological Significance of the Miracle Narratives in the Gospel according to John ). He has been a Faculty member of the University of Athens since 1998. He has also served as a visiting scholar at the Universities of Bern (2003), Munich (2007-09) and Regensburg (2014–2017).

He is a member of Studiorum Novi Testament Societas, Colloquium Oecumenicum Paulinum and of Colloquium Ioanneum. He has been a member of the editorial board of the journals Deltio Biblikon Meleton, and New Testament Studies (Cambridge University Press). He is currently a member of the advisory board of Early Christianity (Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen) and the editorial boards of the journal Analogia, as well as the New Testament critical editions Novum Testamentum Graece (Nestle-Aland) and UBS Greek New Testament. Furthermore, he is a member of the administration boards of the Hellenic Bible Society an d of the Volos Theological Academy, as well as co-director of the latter’s Department on New Testament Manuscript Tradition.

His research interests are focused mainly on the Gospel of John, the corpus paulinum, New Testament textual criticism, and Orthodox Biblical Hermeneutics. Studies of his have been published in the journalsNovum Testamentum (Brill), and Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft (de Gruyter), as well as in collective volumes published by Mohr Siebeck (Tübingen) and Peeters (Leuven).