About the Committee


David Alan Black, Ph.D.

Dr. Black served as Associate Editor of the New Testament portion of the ISV from 1996 to 2000. He holds a D.Theol. in New Testament from the University of Basel, Switzerland. and teaches New Testament at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.


Ed Curtis, Ph.D.

Dr. Curtis served as Associate Editor for the Old Testament from 1996 to 2000. He holds a Ph.D. in Hebrew and Biblical Studied from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Professor of Old Testament at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, La Mirada, California.


George Giacumakis, Ph.D.

Dr. George Giacumakis is Professor of History & Director Emeritus of the California State University, Fullerton – Irvine Campus (1963-1979 & 1985-2008). He was also Professor & Chair of the History & Political Science Department of Biola University, La Mirada, CA (2008-2010). He is at present Part-time Professor of History at both California State University, Fullerton and at Biola University. He is also at present Director of the Museum of Biblical & Sacred Writings, Irvine, CA. He is also at present an Adult Biblical & Historical Studies Teacher at Richfield Community Church, Yorba Linda, CA. His M.A & Ph.D. are in Mediterranean Studies (Near East and Islamic Studies) from Brandeis University, Waltham, Mass. (1959-1963). He formerly served as President and Executive Director, American Institute of Holy Land Studies (now Jerusalem University College) on Mt. Zion, Jerusalem, Israel (1978-1984).


Peter Flint, Ph.D.

Dr. Flint holds the Canada Research Chair in Dead Sea Scrolls Studies at Trinity Western University, Langley, British Columbia. He crafted the base translation for the book of Isaiah using the famous Great Isaiah Scroll of the Dead Sea Scrolls as the Hebrew language text for crafting the base English language translation of the ISV. Dr. Flint is the author of numerous studies on the Dead Sea Scrolls, including the critically acclaimed <i>The Dead Sea Psalms Scrolls and the Book of Psalms</i> (Brill, 1997); the <i>Dead Sea Scrolls Bible</i> (Harper San Francisco, 1999); and <i>The Bible at Qumran: Text, Shape, and Interpretation</i> (Eerdmans, 2001). Area of Expertise: Apocrypha; Biblical interpretation; Dead Sea Scrolls; Greek, Hebrew, ancient Semitic Languages; Isaiah, Psalms, Daniel; Old Testament/Hebrew Bible Septuagint; Textual criticism of the Hebrew Bible.


Ron Rietveld, Ph.D.

Dr. Rietveld served as a member of the Committee on Translation for the ISV Bible from 1996 to 2000. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois and is now retired from the Department of History at California State University at Fullerton, CA.


William P. Welty, Ph.D.

Dr. Welty is the Executive Director of the ISV Foundation. A graduate of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (M.Div., 1978) and Louisiana Baptist University (Ph.D. in Communications, 2005), he taught New Testament Greek for 10 years at Simon Greenleaf University (now part of Trinity Law School, Santa Ana, California).