Professor Christopher Rollston is Professor of Northwest Semitic Languages and Literatures at George Washington University (Washington, DC). He holds an MA and Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University, and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He publishes widely in the fields of Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies, especially the field of ancient inscriptions (in Hebrew, Aramaic, Phoenician, Greek, Akkadian). He has held two National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships (one in Israel and one in Jordan). For six years, he served as the co-editor of the Bulletin of the American Society of Overseas Research, and for twenty years, he served as the editor of MAARAV, a journal of Northwest Semitic languages and literatures.