Colin Nicholl is a biblical scholar and author. He taught at the University of Cambridge and was a professor of New Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Hamilton, MA, before devoting himself to biblical research.
Author of The Great Christ Comet: Revealing the True Star of Bethlehem, Nicholls blends biblical research with findings from expert astronomers, and makes the case that the Star of Bethlehem was actually an extraordinary comet. Guillermo Gonzalez, of The Gospel Coalition, writes in his review, “Nicholl is a deeply knowledgeable and meticulous biblical scholar. Nearly every page contains multiple footnotes, often to obscure books and scholarly journals. But he is also humble. He acknowledges early on that the study of the mystery of the Star of Bethlehem requires expertise in multiple disciplines including biblical studies, Ancient Near Eastern (ANE) history, and astronomy. I’m impressed he dialogued with multiple astronomers while working on this book. Gary W. Kronk, a leading expert on comets, wrote the foreword.”
Nicholl is also the author of From Hope to Despair in Thessalonica published by Cambridge University Press. This ground breaking analysis cuts to the heart of the critical debate surrounding the two Thessalonian Epistles.
His writings have appeared in a number of scholarly, religious and secular publications including The Journal of Theological Studies and The Times in London.Read Full Bio