Bruce Metzger, a professor emeritus at Princeton Theological Seminary, author and recognized authority on Greek manuscripts of the Bible, died Tuesday at age 93.
Metzger was chairman of the translation committee for the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, released in 1990. He was also involved with committees in the production of the United Bible Societies’ Greek New Testament (1966) and the Reader’s Digest Condensed Bible (1982).
Metzger also published works related to Bible study with Oxford University Press and Abingdon Press. In 1994 he was awarded the British Academy’s F.C. Burkitt Medal for his contribution to biblical studies, the Associated Press said.
Metzger is survived by his wife, Isobel, two sons and a sister. Memorial services are to be held next Tuesday at Nassau Presbyterian Church, Princeton, N.J.