Donald L. Brake

Dr. Brake is an authority on the history of the Bible and has been an avid collector of rare Bibles and manuscripts for more than thirty years. His is one of the most complete private collections of rare English Bibles and Greek New Testaments in North America, and he is a co-founder of The Living Word National Bible Museum.


Dr. Brake taught theology for more than 30 years in colleges, seminaries, churches, and conferences, covering subjects of the biblical canon, history of the English Bible, and New Testament textual criticism. He served as President of Jerusalem University College and Vice President and Dean of Multnomah Biblical Seminary.


Dr. Brake’s Visual History of the English Bible (Baker 2008) earned a starred review in Publisher’s Weekly and has received wide acclaim from pastors, scholars, and lay Christians.



Most recent project: A Visual History of the English Bible: The Tumultuous Tale of the World’s Bestselling Book (Baker 2008)