Date: August 27th
Location: Tate Reception Hall
Speaker: Dr. Jack Collins, Professor of Old Testament, Covenant Theological Seminary
Topic: Biblical Translation
Details: Dr. Jack Collins is the Professor of Old Testament at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, MO. Along with his work and books relating to science and faith, Professor Collins also served as Old Testament chair on the translation committee for the English Standard Version of the Bible and Old Testament editor of the ESV study Bible. Dr. Collins’ topic will focus on the process of Bible translation, the scholarship that is involved, and some of the decisions that translators have to make in word or phrase choices.
Dr. Collins earned his BS and MS degrees from MIT in Computer Science and Systems Engineering, his Master’s of Divinity from Faith Evangelical Lutheran Seminary, and his PhD from the School of Archaeology and Oriental Studies at the University of Liverpool, England. His background also includes advanced studies in linguistics and biblical languages and practical experience in Bible study and discipleship ministry. He has written extensively on biblical languages and interpretation and on science and the Christian faith. Dr. Collins has received grants from the John Templeton Foundation and from the Center for Science and Culture for his work in science and faith.