Bio: David Trobisch, Th.D., Collections Director

David J. Trobisch, Th.D., oversees the  Museum of the Bible Collections, an aggregation of several of the world's most prominent private collections of biblical objects and artifacts. The Museum Collections contain thousands of donated items, as well as artifacts and rare books under long-term agreement with several other collections, including The Green Collection. As the collections director, Trobisch advises on new acquisitions, identifies storylines for the collections' traveling exhibits and forthcoming international museum and supervises a team of some 30 scholars and curators from around the world. 

Throughout his career, he has worked with a variety of institutions as a biblical manuscript scholar and research consultant, including the American and German Bible Societies, the Institute for New Testament Research and the Society of Biblical Literature.

Trobisch's academic work has concentrated on the formation of the Christian Bible, ancient New Testament manuscripts and the Epistles of Paul.

He previously taught New Testament at the Universities of Heidelberg, Yale Divinity School, and Bangor Theological Seminary, where he ended his teaching career at the rank of full professor holding a named chair. 

Born and raised in Cameroon, West Africa, as the son of missionaries, Trobisch holds dual citizenship in the United States and Germany. Trobisch resides in Springfield, Missouri, and Heidelberg, Germany.

Quick Facts
  • Director: The Museum of the Bible Collections, one of the world's largest private collection of rare biblical texts and artifacts
  • Scholar: Specialist of biblical manuscripts; he taught New Testament Studies at the University of Heidelberg, Yale Divinity School and Bangor Theological Seminary
  • Author: 10 books and numerous scholarly writings and articles
  • Expert: Biblical manuscripts and antiquities, Bible translation, New Testament literature, formation of the Christian Bible