PARTICIPANTS



PROJECT PARTICIPANTS


Mikhail Petrovich Kulakov Sr. (1927-2010)
The BTI director and editor in chief  from 1992 to 2009
Doctor of Divinity (D.D., Andrews University)
A Protestant Bible scholar, social and religious leader, pastor, translator, co-founder of the Russian branch of the International Religious Liberty Association (1992), as well as an honorary Board member of the Russian Bible Society.





Mikhail Mikhailovich Kulakov Jr.
The BTI director and editor in chief since 2009
Doctor of Philosophy (D. Phil, Christ Church, University of Oxford), Professor of Religion and Philosophy at Washington Adventist University.









BIBLICAL SCHOLARS AND TRANSLATORS 


Leonti Prokopievich Gun’ko 
Doctor of Practical Theology, Vice President for Academic Affairs at Zaoksky Theological Seminary
Translation of the Book of Daniel and Nehemiah








Andrei S. Desnitsky 
Doctor of Philological Sciences, graduate of the Department of Classical Studies of the Moscow State University, Senior Researcher at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Consultant at the Institute for Bible Translation (Moscow)
Translation of the books of Judges, I & II Samuel, I & II Kings, the prophetic books of Isaiah, Ezekiel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi and Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther
Exegetical editing of the books of Job, Ecclesiastes and Joshua


Luca V. Manevich 
Classical scholar and Hebraist, researcher of the Russian Bible Society
Translation of the books of Proverbs, Job, I & II Chronicles







Evgenii B. Rashkovsky 
Doctor of Historical Sciences, translator of Talmudic literature, instructor at the Orthodox Open University, director of the Research Center of Religious Literature at the Russian State Library for Foreign Literature
Translation of the book of Ecclesiastes








LITERARY EDITORS AND STYLISTS


Ivan V. Lobanov
BTI leading researcher, philologist
Graduate of the Volgograd State Pedagogical University
Translation of the book Song of Songs
Exegetical and stylistic editing of the books of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Deuteronomy, Psalms, Ecclesiastes, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Daniel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi
Stylistic editing of the New Testament


Victor S. Leahu 
BTI senior research fellow, Candidate of Philological Sciences (The Institute for the Study of Western Literature, Russian Academy of Sciences)
Stylistic editing of the books of Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Ecclesiastes, the prophets Isaiah, Jeremiah, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi




Elena Milyugina
Doctor of Philological Sciences, Assistant Professor of Russian language at the Tver State University
Stylistic editing of the books of Daniel, Ezekiel, Jeremiah, Joshua, I & II Samuel, I & II Kings, I & II Chronicles, the book of Ruth, Song of Songs, Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther






Valery V. Sergeyev (1942-2010)
BTI leading researcher, philologist.
Professor of Kazan’ State University and Tver State University
Stylistic editing of the books of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Ecclesiastes, the prophets Isaiah, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi and all the books of the New Testament





Maria M. Kainova
Graduate of the Moscow State Pedagogical Institute, Department of Foreign Languages; Master of Theology in Old Testament Studies, Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary (Elkhart, Indiana, USA), Professor (Hebraist) at the Protestant Seminary, Russia
Translation of the Book of Jeremiah


Isaac Lemehovich Kleymanis (1924-2007) 
Professor of Hebrew at Zaoksky Theological Seminary
Translation of the Book of Leviticus





Marina V. Opiyar
Philologist, graduate of the Chita State Pedagogical Institute of N.G. Chernyshevsky
Translation of the Books of Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Psalms, Acts, and Revelation




Oksana Vadimovna Pavlova
Translator
Bachelor of Arts in Theology, Zaoksky Theological Seminary; graduate of the Department of Journalism, St. Petersburg State University
Translation of the Books of Genesis and Joshua



Sergey A. Romashko
Candidate of Philology,  Associate Professor of the Department of Philology, Chair of the Department of Linguistics, Institute of Information and Social Sciences, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Linguistics of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Translation of the Books of Job, Ruth, and Daniel
Exegetical editor of the Book of Psalms



Elena M. Smorgunova
Candidate of Philology, Professor at St. Filaret Institute
Translation of the Book of Lamentations