Petrus J. Gräbe is Professor of New Testament at Regent University School of Divinity. He earned his Doctor Divinitatis from the University of Pretoria in 1990 with a dissertation on "Dýnamis in the Sense of Power in the Main Pauline Letters” under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Andrie Du Toit. Doctoral research was done at the “Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität,” Münster, Germany with Prof. Dr. Karl Kertelge. The dissertation was published in the series “Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament” by Mohr Siebeck in Tübingen (2000).
He pursued a post-doctoral research project on the New Covenant under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Hahn and his successor Prof. Dr. Alexander Wedderburn at the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich, Germany. The project was completed under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Graham Stanton during a 6 month stay in Cambridge as a Visiting Fellow of Clare Hall. The research was published by Echter Verlag (Würzburg) in the series Forschung zur Bibel (Volume 96) with the title, Der neue Bund in der frühchristlichen Literatur unter Berücksichtigung der alttestamentlich-jüdischen Voraussetzungen (2001). This research also led to the monograph New Covenant, New Community. The Significance of Biblical and Patristic Covenant Theology for Current Understanding. Carlisle, UK: Paternoster Publishing, 2006.
Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA
Professor Gräbe has also published extensively in peer reviewed journals, is a frequent speaker at conferences and an active participant in scholarly societies. He is a member of the international
Society for the Study of the New Testament (SNTS).