BA (Hons), MA, PhD
Dr Greg Jenks is an Australian Anglican Priest and Religion scholar. He has a particular interest in historical Jesus research and especially Galilee in the first centuries BCE and CE. He is the coin curator for the Bethsaida Excavations project in Israel and Director of the Centre for Coins, Culture & Religious History at St John’s Cathedral, Brisbane,
Dr Jenks has been a faculty member at St Francis College at various times since the late 1970s, including Academic Dean (2008–2015). He was Dean of St George’s College, Jerusalem (2015–2017) and Dean of Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton (2017–2022). He is a Fellow of the Westar Institute and served as its Associate Director (1999–2001). He is the inaugural Director of the Centre for Coins, Culture & Religious History at St John’s Cathedral, Brisbane. Dr Jenks has written and edited several books, including the Afterlives of Jesus (3 vols), Cascade Books (forthcoming).
Dr Jenks was awarded his PhD from the University of Queensland for his research into the origins and early development of the Antichrist myth. His research has mostly focused on historical Jesus studies, including the online Jesus Database (www.jesusdatabase.org) project. More recently his research activities have been focused on numismatics, including the coins from the Bethsaida Excavations Project in Israel and the development of an online database for the Centre for Coins, Culture & Religious History (www.cccrh.org).
Dr Jenks has taught a range of Biblical Studies units, including Biblical Hebrew, Introduction to the Bible, Introduction to the Old Testament, Pentateuch, Deuteronomic History, Wisdom Literature, NT Greek, Introduction to the New Testament, Synoptic Gospels, and Apocalyptic Literature.
Dr Jenks is an Anglican Priest. He has served in parish ministries within the Dioceses of Brisbane and Grafton, including Dean of Christ Church Cathedral Grafton (2017–2022). He is a Canon emeritus of St George’s Cathedral, Jerusalem.
- Centre for Coins, Culture & Religious History (Director)
- Westar Institute (Fellow)
- Bethsaida Excavations Project (Coin Curator)