Jan van der Watt is Professor for New Testament and Source texts of early Christianity at Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands. He studied Greek, Philosophy and Theology at the University of Pretoria, South-Africa. In 1986 he obtained a first doctorate in Theology from the University of Pretoria and a second in Literature from the same university in 1999. Before working at Radboud University, he taught and researched at diverse universities in Belgium, Germany, India, Netherlands, Russia, South Korea, South Africa and the USA. At Topoi he carries out his research within the research project (C-2-1) Creating Christian Concepts of Space by investigating the use of metaphors in the Gospel of John.