List of Contributors 
1. Joseph P. Amar is Director of Syriac and Arabic Studies and the Program in Early Christian Studies at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana.
2. Mor Polycarpus Augin Aydin is the Syriac Orthodox Archbishop of The Netherlands, with residence in the Monastery of St. Ephrem at Glane-Losser. He is currently finishing his Ph.D. dissertation at Princeton Theological Seminary.
3. Adam H. Becker is Associate Professor of Classics and Religious Studies, and Director of the Religious Studies Program, at New York University.
4. George A. Bevan is Assistant Professor in the Department of Classics at Queen’s University, Canada.
5. Monica J. Blanchard is Curator of the Semitics Collections at the Institute of Christian Oriental Research of the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC.
6. Françoise Briquel-Chatonnet is Directrice de recherche at the French Centre National de Recherche Scientifique (Orient et Méditerranée, Études sémitiques anciennes), Paris.
7. Sebastian P. Brock is Emeritus Reader in Syriac Studies at Oxford University.
8. Erwin Buck is Professor of New Testament at Lutheran Theological Seminary (University of Saskatchewan), Saskatoon, Canada (retired) and serves as the Content Coordinator of the Eleventh Assembly of the Lutheran World Federation in Geneva, Switzerland.
9. David D. Bundy is Associate Provost for Library Services and Associate Professor of History at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.
10. Samuel Burleson received his M.A. degree in Religion from the Department of Religion of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, in May 2010. His main interest is in Syriac and Coptic Christianity.
11. Aaron M. Butts is Lector of Semitics in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Yale University.
12. Thomas A. Carlson is a Ph.D. candidate in the History Department at Princeton University.
13. Marica C. Cassis is Assistant Professor of History at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada.
14. Jeff W. Childers is Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity in the Graduate School of Theology, Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas.
15. James F. Coakley teaches Syriac at Cambridge University, United Kingdom.
16. Brian Edric Colless, Ph.D. and Th.D., was formerly a lecturer in Religious Studies and is now a research scholar attached to the School of History at Massey University in New Zealand.
17. Riccardo Contini is Professor of Semitic Philology at the University of Naples ‘L’Orientale’, Italy.
18. Khalid Dinno (Ph.D. Engineering) is a Ph.D. candidate in the Aramaic-Syriac Program in the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations at the University of Toronto.
19. Erica Cruikshank Dodd is Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of History in Art, and Associate Fellow in the Centre for the Study of Religion and Society, University of Victoria, B.C., Canada.
20. Maria E. Doerfler is a Ph.D. candidate in the field of Early Christianity at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.
21. Robert Doran is Samuel Williston Professor of Greek and Hebrew in the Department of Religion at Amherst College, Massachusetts.
22. Jean Fathi is preparing an edition in the field of Syriac studies for the Diplôme de l’École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris, France.
23. John R. K. Fenwick is a former ecumenical secretary to the Archbishop of Canterbury and was for a time co-secretary of the internal Anglican-Orthodox dialogue. He has been a regular visitor to South India, researching the history of the St. Thomas Christian community. He is currently a Diocesan Bishop in the Free Church of England.
24. Emanuel A. Fiano is a Ph.D. student in the field of Early Christianity at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, focusing on Syriac and Coptic Christianities.
25. Jan J. van Ginkel holds a Ph.D. degree from the University of Groningen (1995) and subsequently worked as a postdoctoral researcher in Syriac studies at the University of Leiden, The Netherlands.
26. Sidney H. Griffith is Professor and Chair of the Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.
27. Bas ter Haar Romeny is Professor of Old Testament and Eastern Christian Traditions at Leiden University, The Netherlands.
28. Mary T. Hansbury is an independent scholar of Syriac studies and an iconographer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
29. Amir Harrak is Professor of Aramaic and Syriac in the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations of the University of Toronto, Canada.
30. Susan Ashbrook Harvey is the Willard Prescott and Annie McClelland Smith Professor and Chair for the Department of Religious Studies at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island.
31. John F. Healey is Professor of Semitic Studies at the University of Manchester, England. His main interest is in Syriac and Nabataean Aramaic inscriptions and in the history of writing.
32. Bo Holmberg is Professor of Semitic Languages at the Centre for Languages and Literature of Lund University, Sweden.
33. Mat Immerzeel is Director of the Paul van Moorsel Centre for Christian Art and Culture in the Middle East at Leiden University, The Netherlands.
34. Thomas Joseph is the Senior Manager of Information Architecture at one of the largest US-based investment management firms. He is also a Syriac enthusiast, a member of the Board of Directors of Beth Mardutho [http://bethmardutho.org] , technical editor of Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies [ bethmardutho.org/index.php/hugoye/about-hugoye.html ], as well as Web Master of Syriac Orthodox Resources [sor.cua.edu].
35. Andreas Juckel is Research Associate at the Oriental Department of the Institute for New Testament Textual Research, University of Muenster, Germany.
36. Hubert Kaufhold is Honorarprofessor für Antike Rechtsgeschichte, insbesondere das Recht des Christlichen Orients, at the Juridical Faculty of the University of Munich, Germany. He is also co-editor of the periodical Oriens Christianus.
37. Grigory Kessel is research assistant at the Seminar für Ostkirchengeschichte of the Philipps Universität in Marburg, Germany.
38. George A. Kiraz is the President of Beth Mardutho: The Syriac Institute and editor-in-chief of Gorgias Press, Piscataway, N.J.
39. Robert A. Kitchen is Minister of Knox-Metropolitan United Church in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.
40. Naomi Koltun-Fromm is Associate Professor of Religion at Haverford College, Pennsylvania. She specializes in comparative Jewish and Christian biblical exegesis.
41. David J. Lane passed away on 9 Jan. 2005. Between 1971 and 1983 he taught Aramaic and Syriac at the Department of Near Eastern Studies of the University of Toronto and subsequently joined the staff of the College of the Resurrection in Mirfield, United Kingdom.
42. Michael Lattke is Emeritus Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at The University of Queensland, Australia.
43. Clemens Leonhard is Professor for liturgical studies at the Faculty for Catholic Theology of the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität in Münster, Germany.
44. Jonathan A. Loopstra is an Assistant Professor of History at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani.
45. Edward G. Mathews, Jr., is Recurring Visiting Professor of Early Christian Languages and Literatures and Director of Research at St. Nersess Armenian Seminary in New Rochelle, New York.
46. Alessandro Mengozzi teaches Semitic Philology at the University of Turin, Italy. His main interest is in Neo-Aramaic and in late and modern East-Syriac poetry.
47. Volker L. Menze is Associate Professor of Late Antique History in the Department of Medieval Studies of the Central European University, Budapest, Hungary.
48. David A. Michelson is Assistant Professor of Late Antiquity and Ancient History in the History Department of the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
49. Craig E. Morrison is Associate Professor in Syriac language and literature at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome.
50. Ray Jabre Mouawad is Professor at the Lebanese American University of Beirut and researcher at the Center Louis Pouzet for Medieval Studies at St. Joseph University.
51. Heleen L. Murre-van den Berg is Professor in the History of Modern World Christianity, especially in the Middle East, in the Institute for Religious Studies, Faculty of Humanities, of Leiden University, The Netherlands.
52. Andrew N. Palmer teaches Greek and Latin at a school in Meppel, The Netherlands. He is a Research Associate at the Institute of Eastern Christian Studies in Nijmegen and at Manchester University, United Kingdom.
53. Michael Philip Penn is Associate Professor of Religion at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts. His current research focuses on Syriac Christian reactions to the rise of Islam.
54. William L. Petersen passed away on 20 Dec. 2006. He was Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins in the Religious Studies Program and also Professor in the Department of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies at Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pennsylvania.
55. Peter E. Pormann is Associate Professor at the Department of Classics and Ancient History, University of Warwick, United Kingdom. He is mainly interested in Greek-Syriac-Arabic translations and in the transmission of medicine and philosophy.
56. Ute Possekel received her Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1997. She taught History of Christianity at St. John’s Seminary in Boston from 1998 to 2004 and currently teaches part-time in the History Department of Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts.
57. Gerrit J. Reinink is Associate Professor emeritus of Aramaic and Syriac at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands.
58. Barbara H. Roggema is Adjunct Assistant Professor of History at John Cabot University, Rome, Italy.
59. Stephen D. Ryan, O.P., is Associate Professor of Sacred Scripture at the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception in the Dominican House of Studies, Washington, DC.
60. Alison G. Salvesen is a University Research Lecturer at the Oriental Institute, University of Oxford, and Polonsky Fellow in Jewish Bible Versions at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies.
61. Bas Snelders is a research fellow at the Paul van Moorsel Center for Christian Art and Culture in the Middle East, of Leiden University, The Netherlands. He is co-editor of the periodical Eastern Christian Art.
62. Jan-Eric Steppa holds a Ph.D. from the University of Lund (2001) and continues to conduct research in the field of Late Antique studies. He presently works as a funeral director in Lund, Sweden.
63. Columba Andrew Stewart is Professor of Theology and Executive Director of the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library, Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota.
64. Hidemi Takahashi is Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tokyo.
65. Jack B. Tannous is the Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow in Byzantine History at Dumbarton Oaks and George Washington University.
66. David G. K. Taylor is University Lecturer in Aramaic and Syriac at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom.
67. Herman G. B. Teule is Professor of Eastern Christianity at the Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands and at the Catholic University Leuven, Belgium. He is the Head of the Institute of Eastern Christian Studies at the Radboud University.
68. Lucas Van Rompay is Professor of Eastern Christianity in the Department of Religion at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.
69. Baby Varghese is Professor of Liturgical Studies and Syriac Language and Literature at the Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam, India and Saint Ephrem’s Ecumenical Research Institute (SEERI), Kottayam.
70. Joel T. Walker is Associate Professor of History (Late Antiquity) at the University of Washington in Seattle. His research focuses on the Church of the East.
71. Timothy Scott Wardle earned his Ph.D. in New Testament from Duke University in 2008. He presently teaches as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Wake Forest University and Elon University, North Carolina.
72. John W. Watt is Reader in the School of Religious and Theological Studies, Cardiff University, Wales.
73. Dorothea Weltecke is Professor für die Geschichte der Religionen und des Religiösen in Europa at the University of Konstanz, Germany.
74. Lionel R. Wickham was until his retirement Lecturer in the Faculty of Divinity at Cambridge University, United Kingdom.
75. Witold Witakowski is Associate Professor of Semitic Languages in the Department of Linguistics and Philology, Uppsala University, Sweden.
76. Ilya Yakubovich holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago (2008) and is currently a researcher at the Institute of World Culture of Moscow State University, Russia.
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