John J. Collins
Yale Divinity School
Humanities and Arts
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Collins has made important contributions to the study of the Hebrew Bible and post-Biblical Jewish literature. His early work on the literary form of apocalyptic broke new ground in the study of post-Biblical texts. His most important publications include his commentary on the Book of Daniel, a series of monographs on Jewish texts of the second Temple period and their contemporary relevance, editions of fragments of Dead Sea Scrolls, as well as popular monographs. He has edited scholarly journals and now the Anchor Bible Commentary. He has supervised numerous doctoral students at Notre Dame, Chicago, and Yale.