David Hendin is known worldwide as an authority on Biblical and ancient Jewish coins. A New York literary agent, Hendin has had a thirty-year love affair with coins and antiquities of the Middle East. He is author of the numismatic bestseller Guide to Biblical Coins, now in its third edition, with more than 10,000 copies sold
Hendin received the 1996 Ben Odesser Judaic Literary Award for his writing on ancient coins of the Holy Land, and in 1993 he was awarded the Numismatic Literary Guild award for "Best Magazine Column." His column has been appearing in The Celator every month for the past decade.
Hendin is a regular speaker and instructor at the American Numismatic Association Summer Seminar. He is also a Fellow of the American Numismatic Society and a longtime member of the American Israel Numismatic Association.
In 1985 and 1986 he was chief numismatist of the Joint Sepphoris Project under the auspices of Duke University and Hebrew University. As consultant to the Jewish Museum in New York, Hendin prepared and acquired coins for the exhibit and edited the catalog, Coins Reveal. He also edited Ancient Jewish Coinage I & II by Ya'akov Meshorer. Hendin has travelled to Israel more than 50 times, including a year-long stay as a volunteer of the Six Day War in 1967-68. In addition to Guide to Biblical Coins he is author of Guide to Ancient Jewish Coins, Collecting Coins and eight other books.
He has been listed in Who's Who in America since 1974.