Reuben J. Swanson is a retired professor of New Testament and religious studies. An ordained Lutheran pastor, he has served parishes in the Midwest, the Southeast, New England, and California. Professor Swanson has received recognition and honors for his service to the church and for his writings. His works in publication include The Horizontal Line Synopsis of the Gospels and nine volumes in the series New Testament Greek Manuscripts. Dr. Swanson continues to work on the next volumes of New Testament Greek Manuscripts and on a new Horizontal Line Synopsis of the Gospels in Greek using the text of Codex Vatucanus as the base.