John David Kwamena Ekem
John David Kwamena Ekem (dr Theol., magna cum laude, University of Hamburg) is professor of New Testament Studies and Director, Centre for Mother Tongue Biblical Hermeneutics at Trinity Theological Seminary, Legon, Accra, Ghana. He is also the Seminary’s Vice-President responsible for Academic Affairs. An ordained minister of The Methodist Church Ghana, he also occupies the Seminary’s Kwesi Disckson-Gilbert Ansre Distinguished Chair of Biblical Exegesis & Mother Tongue Hermeneutics, and serves as Translation Consultant for The Bible Society of Ghana. He has supervised the translation and revision of the Bible into several major Ghanian languages and continues to do so. A member of Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas (Society for New Testament Studies), he has authored several books on mother-tongue biblical interpretation, including New Testament Concepts of Atonement in an African Pluralistic Setting (Accra: SonLife Pres, 2005); Early Scriptures of the Gold Coast (Ghana) (Rome: Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura / Manchester: St Jerome Publishing, 2011); and, most recently, A Simplified Greek-English Commentary on the Epistle to the Colossians (Accra: SonLife Press, 2017), adapted from original commentaries he wrote in the Asante-Twi and Mfantse dialects of Ghana.