Born 17 June 1948, London
Studied at University of Oxford (Keble College): MA, D Phil, D Litt
Posts: University Lecturer in Theology, University of Oxford, 1974-79; Reader in Biblical Studies, 1989-91; Oriel & Laing Professor of the Interpretation of Holy Scripture, 1991-present.
Fellow of the British Academy and of the Norwegian Academy of Arts and Sciences; Honorary Doctor of Theology, University of Bonn.
Ordained in the Church of England 1973.
Married with one daughter and two granddaughters.