Dr. Michael Barrett served as Vice President for Academic Affairs/Academic Dean and Professor of Old Testament at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary for ten years. He currently serves as Senior Research Professor in Biblical Studies. He is a minister in the Heritage Reformed Congregations. Formerly, Dr. Barrett served as president of Geneva Reformed Seminary. He earned his doctorate in Old Testament Text with a special focus on Semitic languages.
His dissertation was titled “A Methodology for Investigating the Translation Philosophies and Techniques of the Septuagint.” For almost thirty years, he was professor of Ancient Languages and Old Testament Theology and Interpretation at Bob Jones University. Dr. Barrett had an active role in the ministry of the Free Presbyterian Church until his coming to PRTS. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and has published several books and numerous articles in both professional and popular journals. He contributed to and served as Old Testament editor for The Reformation Heritage KJV Study Bible.
Dr. Barrett and his wife Sandra have two sons, five grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter. Dr. Barrett’s hobbies include hunting and thinking about hunting.