Helen is interested in the social, political and cultural context of the Jesus movement and earliest Christianity. She has published widely on a range of topics: the Herods, the Judaean High Priesthood, Roman governors (particularly Pontius Pilate), Josephus, the New Testament Gospels, Jesus of Nazareth, and the trial of Jesus. Her work typically includes analysis of both historical individuals/events and the way they are used for rhetorical effect in later literary texts. In addition to a range of articles, she is the author of:

Pontius Pilate in History and Interpretation (CUP, 1998),

Caiaphas: Friend of Rome and Judge of Jesus? (Westminster John Knox, 2004), and

The Historical Jesus: A Guide for the Perplexed (Continuum, 2012).

She has also appeared in a number of documentaries for the BBC, National Geographic and the Discovery channel.


Other Selected Publications:


Helen Bond – Divinity from Research in a Nutshell on Vimeo.