Associate Professor, Department of Classics and the Divinity School; also in the College
M.Div. (Princeton Theological Seminary)
M.A., Ph.D. (University of Michigan)
David Martinez is a classicist and papyrologist whose research and teaching focus on Greek papyrology and paleography, Hellenistic authors, early Christian literature, and the Hellenistic background of the New Testament. He is the author of P. Michigan XVI: A Greek Love Charm from Egypt and Baptized for Our Sakes: A Leather Trisagion from Egypt. He has also written articles on documentary Greek papyri and ancient Greek religion and magic. His current projects include the publication of the Texas papyri and projects that relate papyrological research to the study of early Christianity. He founded a seminar at the Society of Biblical Literature entitled "Papyrology and Early Christian Backgrounds."