Christopher Rollston

Religion Scholar, George Washington University Professor, Lecturer, Dr. Rollston holds the MA and Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University. He is a widely-published scholar of the ancient Near East (Middle East), especially the Bible and the Qur'an.

A member of Phi Beta Kappa, Dr. Christopher Rollston holds the MA and Ph.D from Johns Hopkins University. Rollston specializes in the ancient Middle East, Hebrew Bible (Old Testament), Second Temple Judaism, Greek New Testament, Early Christianity, and Early Islam, he works in more than a dozen ancient and modern languages, including Hebrew, Phoenician, Aramaic, Akkadian, Ugaritic, Sahidic Coptic, Hellenistic Greek, Classical and Ecclesiastical Latin. Dr. Rollston has excavated on archaeological expeditions in Syria and Israel and has conducted research in departments of antiquity and museums in Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Europe, and the United States. Rollston has published widely in academic venues, he is the co-editor of the Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research, and he is the editor of Maarav (a journal of the Northwest Semitic Literatures). Rollston is also the author of the recent volume entitled Writing and Literacy in the World of Ancient Israel: Epigraphic Evidence from the Iron Age, a volume which received the prestigious "Frank Moore Cross Prize in Epigraphy" from the American Schools of Oriental Research. He has lectured at institutions such as the Hebrew University, Vanderbilt University, Duke University, University of Michigan, Tel Aviv University, Al-Quds University (Jerusalem), the University of Wisconsin (Madison), and Brigham Young University, Currently, he is (tenured) Associate Professor of Northwest Semitic Languages and Literatures at George Washington University, in Washington, DC. * Note that Dr. Rollston's views on this blog represent his own views, not necessarily those of the institutions or organizations with which he is affiliated.