Dr. Kenneth Barker is an author and speaker living in Lewisville, Texas. Until his retirement from IBS in 1996, he was Executive Director of IBS' NIV Translation Center. He is one of the original translators of the NIV and a regular spokesperson for the CBT. He holds a ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary and a PhD from the Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning. He has served as Academic Dean of Capital Bible Seminary, Professor of Old Testament at three theological seminaries, and Visiting Professor at two others. He also is an author of commentaries on the books of Micah and Zechariah. Dr. Barker has also served as a translator on three major 20th century translations (including the NASB and NIV).