Michael Cover is Assistant Professor of New Testament at Marquette University. Born in Boston, but reared in Texas, he returned to Massachusetts to study the Classics at Harvard, and then read Greek Literature at St. Cross College, Oxford. A graduate of Yale Divinity School and Berkeley Divinity School, he was ordained priest in 2010 in the Diocese of Dallas. He holds a PhD from the University of Notre Dame. His research interests include Paul, early Judaism, and Hellenistic literature and philosophy. His scholarly articles appear in The Journal of Biblical Literature, The Studia Philonica Annualand a variety of edited volumes. His first book, Lifting the Veil, on biblical interpretation in the Pauline letters, appeared in 2015 with Walter de Gruyter. He is the winner of the 2016 Paul J. Achtemeier Award for New Testament Scholarship and a member of the ARC-USA Dialogue on Reconciliation in the Holy Scriptures.

He and his wife Susanna live in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin with their three daughters. He is a Priest Associate at Trinity Episcopal Church in Wauwatosa.