Flint, Peter

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Flint, Peter

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Professor of Religious Studies; Director, MA Biblical Studies; Co-Director, Dead Sea Scrolls Institute.

Peter Flint was born in 1951 in South Africa. In 1972, Flint completed his first B.A. from Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. The following year, he obtained his Teacher's Higher Diploma from Johannesburg College of Education in South Africa. In 1979, he obtained a second B.A. in Classical Hebrew from the University of South Africa in Pretoria, followed by a M.A. in 1983. In 1990, Flint completed his second M.A. at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, followed by a Ph.D. in Old Testament and Second Temple Judaism in 1993, where is studied under Eugene Ulrich, the chief editor of the biblical Dead Sea Scrolls.

Flint arrived at Trinity Western in 1995 as a professor of Religious Studies. He was co-director (with Marty Abegg) of the Dead Sea Scrolls Institute at Trinity. In 1997, Flint published the Psalms Scrolls, which were the second largest portion of the biblical Dead Sea Scrolls. He was editor of the Great Isaiah Scroll. Flint's book "The Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls" received an award from the Biblical Archaeology Society. His work includes "The Dead Sea Scrolls Bible", the first translation of the Dead Sea Scrolls Biblical texts into any language, and "The Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls". In addition, his "The Official Edition of the Isaiah Scrolls from Cave 1 at Qumran "(the first critical edition of one of the most important of the documents found at Qumran) was published by Oxford University Press in 2010.

Peter married TWU School of Business professor Amanda (Dossett) Flint, MBA, CPA-CA, in 2000. They had six children.

In 2004, Flint was awarded a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Dead Seas Scrolls Studies and was renewed in 2011. Flint held this position until his passing on November 3, 2016. Flint was posthumously awarded the honorary degree Doctor of Humanities at Trinity Western's 2017 commencement ceremony.


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Professor in Religious Studies
Director of Dead Sea Scrolls Institute (1995-2016)
Canada Research Chair in Dead Sea Scrolls Studies (2004-2016)

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Dead Sea Scrolls Institute (DSSI) (1995-)

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1995 - 2016

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Co-directed with Martin Abegg and then became director of the DSSI from it's inception in 1995 to his death in 2016.

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Record created May 22, 2019 tk




Trinity Western. "In Memoriam, Peter W. Flint, PH.D., 1951-2016", Trinity Western Magazine, 2017 Issue 28, p. 15.

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