Tony Basham


Dr. David Anthony Basham

New Testament Faculty


PhD, McGill University, CA
MA, Durham University, UK
ThM, Emory University, US


Dr. David Anthony Basham

New Testament Faculty


David Anthony (“Tony”) Basham is currently the Scholar-in-Residence at Ashland University’s Religion Department in Ohio. During his PhD at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, Tony was the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships, including the Travel Award for McGill PhD Students/Postdocs to the University of Glasgow. Since 2019, he has been an Assistant Researcher for the Oxford Press-funded Contexticon Project based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, having authored and contributed to several articles on the history of usage for New Testament Greek terms. In 2021, he authored a chapter for the Routledge volume, Religion and Violence in Western Traditions: Select Studies, where he addresses Jesus’ instruction to his followers to buy swords in Luke’s Gospel in light of his command to turn the other cheek. Tony has served as Research/Editorial Assistant for various journals and projects, the most recent of which are The Oxford Handbook of the Apocrypha and the Festschrift, Fountains of Wisdom: In Conversation with James H. Charlesworth. He has presented papers at major conferences and venues in the US, the UK, the Netherlands, and Canada such as Brown University, the University of St Andrews, and the Society of Biblical Literature. In 2022, Tony was a Dirk Smilde Scholar at the University of Groningen’s Qumran Institute in the Netherlands, where he and others led a research seminar and gave public lectures on the use of ritual studies to better understand those behind the Dead Sea Scrolls.

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