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Dr. Steven Collins


Steven Collins, PhD, is among the world’s foremost biblical archaeologists. He is Director of the School of Archaeology at Veritas International University and serves as Consulting Research Professor in the College of Archaeology, Trinity Southwest University. He is Director and Chief Archaeologist of the Tall el-Hammam excavations in Jordan, now entering its 16th season. Prior to Tall el-Hammam, Dr. Collins excavated at other sites in Israel and Palestine.


A prolific writer, he has produced articles in professional journals and magazines (including Biblical Archaeology Review), and many books including Discovering the City of Sodom (Simon & Schuster 2013) and the Harvest Handbook of Bible Lands (a Gold Medallion finalist; Harvest House Publishers, 2019) for which he is co-editor and a principal author. A professional member of ASOR and a board member of NEAS, Dr Collins is a much-sought-after conference speaker/teacher and is featured in numerous documentary films by the National Geographic Society, the Discovery, History, and Travel Channels, as well as independent films.

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