From the Editor -- By: Anonymous
From the Editor
This issue begins Volume 160 of Bibliotheca Sacra, the oldest theological journal in the Western Hemisphere. Bibliotheca Sacra. was established in 1843 by Edward Robinson, a biblical scholar at Union Theological Seminary. After three issues Robinson turned the editorship over to Bela Bates Edwards, professor of Hebrew at Andover Seminary. When Edwards died in 1851, Edwards Amasa Park became the third editor and held that post for thirty-two years. In 1884 the journal moved to Oberlin College, where George Fredrick Wright, professor of New Testament at that school served as editor for thirty-eight years. Then at Xenia Seminary the editor for twelve y ears was Melvin Grover Kyle.
In 1934 Dallas Seminary purchased the journal, and Rollin Thomas Chafer, brother of Lewis Sperry Chafer, edited the journal till his death in 1939. Lewis Sperry Chafer became the editor and held that position until his death in 1952, at which time John F. Walvoord was appointed president and editor of the journal. His editorship continued until he retired in 1986. I had served with Dr. Walvoord as the journal’s associated editor and then managing editor for twelve years (1974–1985) and then was appointed editor in 1986.
We are grateful for God’s blessing on Bib Sac, who’s publication history now spans three centuries. The journal continues to serve a large constituency of readers around the world. Dallas Seminary is committed to continuing to provide theological and biblical studies of the highest quality for God’s servants today.
Roy B. Zuck, Th.d.
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