About Dr. Scott Carroll
Dr. Scott Carroll holds an M.A. in Church History from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and a Ph.D. in Ancient Studies from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. His specialty is the history of the Bible and ancient languages, particularly those found in classical and biblical works.
Dr. Carroll has taught at a number of institutions over his 30-year career. He currently holds a Distinguished Academic Post at Jos University in Nigeria and his most recent academic affiliation in the US was at Baylor University. He has also taught for the past 8 years for Asian Biblical Theological Seminary.
Over the last 25 years, Dr. Carroll has had the privilege of organizing the two largest privately-held collections of biblically-related materials in the world, including the core of the Green Collection which is the foundation for the Museum of the Bible slated to open in November in Washington, D.C.
In addition, he has established research and ministry initiatives around the world as well as exhibitions seen by tens of thousands annually. He organized and directed an exhibition in conjunction with the Vatican Library that was held in St. Peter’s Square. Most recently, he created the INSPIRED Exhibit hosted at historic St. Andrew’s Church in Kowloon, Hong Kong where it was on display during Lent earlier this year. The next stop for INSPIRED Exhibit is Russia, where it will be displayed near Red Square, as well as St. Petersburg and Minsk, Belarus.
Dr. Carroll directs a non-profit organization called Manuscript Research Group (MRG). MRG works with an international team of scholars analyzing Hebrew manuscripts and maintaining an extensive database that captures a wide-range of features. In this capacity, Dr. Carroll has worked with thousands of scrolls. MRG has thoroughly analyzed Torahs in the Larsons’ collection providing detailed analyses of each one including basic information about its date and provenance as well as its unique features. Dr. Carroll and MRG enthusiastically support the Larsons’ work with institutions receiving a Torah and help to educate and mentor the organizations in the proper use and care of the Torah. MRG also directs an annual collaborative research project on a select scroll of significance open to participating institutions.
He and his wife, Denise, have been married for 39 years and travel together extensively for their business as well as for the work of the ministry. They have four adult children and a growing number of grandchildren.