Before Dirk Jongkind ended up in the academy, he worked (together with his wife Marion) in the horticultural sector, growing tropical cut-flowers (Heliconia) in greenhouses in decidedly non-tropical Holland. However, though he enjoyed this hands-on setting, he decided to follow his life's fascination with the history and text of the Bible. He completed a M.A. in Old Testament at Tyndale Theological Seminary (1999, Badhoevedorp, nr. Amsterdam), and moved to the United Kingdom for an M.Phil. in New Testament at Cambridge University, where he also completed a PhD in 2005. At this time he was employed for a brief project at the British Library as part of the preparation of the Codex Sinaiticus Digitisation project.
At Tyndale House Dirk does research in the transmission of the text of the New Testament which has resulted in the Tyndale House Edition of the Greek New Testament (2017). Besides he maintains an interest in lexical and grammatical studies. He is an Associate Editor of the Tyndale Bulletin and serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal for the Study of the New Testament. Working at Tyndale House gives unique opportunities to contribute to the practice and vision of theological education in its many shapes and forms.
A fellow of St Edmund's College since 2005, he has served on a variety of committees and is currently Deputy Senior Tutor, involved in Graduate Admissions, and the Director of Studies for the Theology and Religious Studies degree at St Edmund's. He has taught in a wide variety of settings ranging from big conference rooms and University halls to the back rooms of small rural chapels and local village pubs.
Without any claims of expertise, he likes to talk and think about how Christians can be good scholars and pursue knowledge and truth without compromising their commitment to faith.
2001 "Corinth in the First Century AD: The Search for Another Class", Tyndale Bulletin 52.1, 139–48.
2005 Dissertation summary: 'Studies in the Scribal Habits of Codex Sinaiticus', Tyndale Bulletin 56.2, 153–56.
2006 “'The Lilies of the Field' Reconsidered: Codex Sinaiticus and the Gospel of Thomas”, Novum Testamentum 48: 209–16.
2011 "Some Observations on the Relevance of the 'Early Byzantine Glossary' of Paul for the Textual Criticism of the Corpus Paulinum",Novum Testamentum 53: 358-75.
2014 "059 (0215) and Mark 15:28", Textual Criticism 19: 1-3
2006 “One Codex, Three Scribes, and Many Books: Struggles with Space in Codex Sinaiticus,” in New Testament Manuscripts: Their Texts and Their World, ed. Thomas J. Kraus and Tobias Nicklas, Texts and Editions for New Testament Study; vol. 2 (Leiden; Boston: Brill), 121–35.
2008 "Singular Readings in Sinaiticus: The Possible, the Impossible, and the Nature of Copying," in Textual Variation: Theological and Social Tendencies?: Papers from the Fifth Birmingham Colloquium on the Textual Criticism of the New Testament, Texts and Studies, Third Series, Volume 6, edited by D.C. Parker and H.A.G. Houghton (Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press), 35-54.
2011 "The Text of the Pauline Corpus" in The Blackwell Companion to Paul, edited by Stephen Westerholm (Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell), 216-31.
2015 "On the Marcionite Prologues to the Letters of Paul," in Studies on the Text of the New Testament and Early Christianity: Studies in Honor of Michael W. Holmes on the Occasion of his 65th Birthday. New Testament Tools, Studies and Documents 50, edited by Daniel M. Gurtner, Juan Hernández Jr., and Paul Foster (Leiden; Boston: Brill), 389-407.
2017 "The Text and Lexicography of the New Testament in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries," in A History of Biblical Interpretation, edited by Alan J. Hauser and Duane F. Watson (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2017), 274-99.
2007 Scribal Habits in Codex Sinaiticus, Texts and Studies, Third Series, Volume 5 (Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press).
Other major publication projects:
2009 "Tregelles's Greek New Testament: Transcription of the Text and Introduction. Edited by Dirk Jongkind in collaboration with Julie Woodson, Natacha Pfister, and Robert Crellin." Cambridge, www.tyndalehouse.com/tregelles.