Rick has been interested in the Bible, the writings of the early church, Hellenistic Greek, and their intersection with technology for years. You can follow him on Twitter at @RickBrannan or on Mastodon at @RickBrannan@hcommons.social. He has blogged in the past at ricoblog (now defunct).
Rick recently published Fragments of Christianity: Fragmentary Witnesses to Early Christian Liturgies, Hymns, Homilies, and Prayers. He is presently working on two book projects. First, he is researching and preparing to write the Shepherd of Hermas volumes for the Baylor Handbook on the Apostolic Fathers (Baylor University Press). Second, along with three other editors, he is working on translations and translation revisions for a forthcoming volume of writings from the Greek Old Testament Pseudepigrapha, to be published by Lexham Press in 2023.
Rick’s Lexical Commentary on the Pastoral Epistles: First Timothy and Second Timothy: Notes on Grammar, Syntax, and Structure were published in 2016 by Appian Way Press. Lexical Commentary on the Pastoral Epistles: Second Timothy was published in 2018.
Rick is the general editor of the Lexham English Septuagint, published in November 2012 by Logos Bible Software. He is the translator and editor of The Apostolic Fathers in English, which includes a reverse interlinear analysis, and was also published in November 2012 by Logos Bible Software.
In March 2013, Logos Bible Software published Rick’s edition of the Greek Apocryphal Gospels which consists of two volumes: Greek Apocryphal Gospels, Fragments, and Agrapha: Texts and Transcriptions, and Greek Apocryphal Gospels, Fragments, and Agrapha: Introductions and Translations. In 2016, Rick’s introduction and translation of John and the Robber was published in Tony Burke and Brent Landau’s New Testament Apocrypha: More Noncanonical Scriptures, Volume 1. Rick’s introduction and translation of the First Apocryphal Apocalypse of John appeared in Volume 2 of that series (2020), and his introduction and translation of the Memorial of John will appear in Volume 3 (2022 or 2023).
Rick also edited and translated the Apostolic Fathers Greek-English Interlinear and has served as an editor for the Lexham English Bible.
Rick published an article on the Greek conjunction αλλα in Discourse Studies and Biblical Interpretation: A Festschrift in Honor of Stephen H. Levinsohn. He also compiled Historic Creeds and Confessions in the late 1990s.
Rick has written the “Thoughts from the Church Fathers” column for Bible Study Magazine since 2010. A sample of the column (from the Revelation issue) is available.
Reverse Interlinear Work
Rick edited The New International Version English-Greek Reverse Interlinear of the New Testament (1984 and 2011 editions), The Lexham English Bible English-Greek Reverse Interlinear of the New Testament, and An English-Greek Reverse Interlinear of the Apostolic Fathers. He also took part in the alignment of the Lexham English Septuagint English-Greek Reverse Interlinear.
Rick has presented at national meetings of the SBL and ETS as well as at BibleTech, the Bible Technology Conference. In February 2012 he presented a paper on Greek Syntactic Analyses at a symposium in Leiden, the Netherlands. Copies of all of these papers are available.
Rick resides in Bellingham with his wife Amy, their daughter Ella, their sons Lucas and Josiah, their cats Josie and Crystal, and their dog Libby. And six bunnies, but they’re outside.
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