Adela Yarbro Collins

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Adela Yarbro Collins
Born1945
NationalityAmerican
TitleBuckingham Professor of New Testament Criticism and Interpretation
Board member ofPresident of the New England Region of the Society of Biblical Literature
Academic background
EducationPomona College, Harvard University (Ph.D.)
ThesisThe Combat Myth in the Book of Revelation: a thesis (1975)
Academic work
DisciplineBiblical studies
Sub-disciplineNew Testament studies
InstitutionsUniversity of Notre Dame, University of Chicago, Yale Divinity School
Main interestsGospel of Mark, Book of Revelation

Adela Yarbro Collins (born 1945) is an American author and academic, who has served as the Buckingham Professor of New Testament Criticism and Interpretation at Yale Divinity School. Her research focuses on the New Testament, especially the Gospel of Mark and the Book of Revelation, and she has also written on early Christian apocalypticism and eschatology. Collins has also served as the President of the Society of New Testament Studies (2010–2011) and as the President of the New England Region of the Society of Biblical Literature (2004–2005).[1]

Biography[edit]

Born in 1945 as Adela Yarbro, she received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Pomona College, and her Master and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University. In addition to her current position at Yale, Collins also held appointments at the University of Notre Dame from 1985 to 1991 and at the University of Chicago from 1991 to 2000.[2]

In 2010, a Festschrift was published in her honor: Women and Gender in Ancient Religions (ISBN 3-16150-579-4).

Personal life[edit]

Adela Yarbro met and married John J. Collins, who has served as the Holmes Professor of Old Testament Criticism and Interpretation also at Yale Divinity School since 2000. The two co-authored King and Messiah as Son of God (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2008).

Adela Yarbro Collins is now an international author on Biblical Theology.

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  • Collins, Adela Yarbro (1975). The Combat Myth in the Book of Revelation (Ph.D.). Harvard University. OCLC 2433881.

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