|Dr. George Guthrie serves as the Benjamin W. Perry Professor of Bible at Union University in Jackson, TN.As a student of the New Testament and Koine Greek, he is the author of numerous articles and has written eleven books, including, 2 Corinthians in the Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament series, Biblical Greek Exegesis (Co-authored with J. Scott Duvall, Zondervan), the NIV Application Commentary: Hebrews, and Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary: Hebrews. As the chief architect on the Read the Bible for Life biblical literacy initiative, he has published four works, including Read the Bible for Life: Your Guide to Understanding & Living God’s Word (B&H, 2011).
Dr. Guthrie has participated in translation projects, such as the revision of The New Living Translation, and has served as a consultant on the Holman Christian Standard Bible, the New Century Version, and the English Standard Version. He has also served for five years as a co-chair of the Biblical Greek Language and Linguistics Section of SBL, has served on the Executive Committee of the Institute for Biblical Research, and has served on the editorial board for Sheffield’s JSNTS monograph series.
At Union University he has led in the establishment of, and serves as Senior Fellow in, the Ryan Center for Biblical Studies, which is committed to promoting sound Bible reading, study, and interpretation at the grassroots level of the church. Dr. Guthrie holds both the Ph.D. and the M.Div. degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Th.M. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.