Published on February 16, 2024 by Neal Embry  
Robert Smith Jr Preaching

Robert Smith Jr., the Charles T. Carter Baptist Chair of Divinity at Samford University’s Beeson Divinity School, recently recorded an audio version of the English Standard Version of the Bible for Crossway.

The Bible is set for a March 7 release and is part of a collection of new audio Bibles being released by Christian publishing company Crossway.

Smith sat down to talk about the recording and his career at Beeson, with Dean Douglas Sweeney on a recent edition of the Beeson podcast.

Smith also talked about what it was like to record the Bible during a recent conversation with The Gospel Coalition. Read the full story here.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.