George Knight Lectures

Due to Coronavirus concerns, the Brister lectures for 2020 have been postponed until 2021.

About Knight Lectures

The George Knight Lectures honor Dr. Knight, are held annually in the fall, and bring to campus noted biblical scholars to address themes promoting biblical scholarship in the church.

Dr. George W. Knight came to Hardin-Simmons University in 1976 from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary where he had served as instructor of New Testament and Greek. He was subsequently appointed as the first Cook-Derrick Chair of Bible and Greek at HSU. He established HSU’s archaeology program and led more than 20 archaeological expeditions to Israel and Greece, eventually becoming a field supervisor. He holds degrees from Louisiana College, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he received his PhD in 1973.

Dr. Knight distinguished himself in his commitment to teaching and scholarship and his contribution to the larger life of the University and of the community in which he lived. Dr. Knight retired from the HSU faculty in 2002.