Alan D. Crown (d. 2010) was a renowned scholar of Samaritan studies. He taught at the department of Semitic studies at the University of Sydney, Australia, where he received his Ph.D. in 1967. Originally trained in geography, Crown wrote his earliest scholarly work (still used today) on paleo-climatology....
Cyrus H. Gordon (d. 2001) was the Gottesman Professor of Hebraic Studies at New York University. Among his many publications were Ugaritic Textbook (Rome, 1967), Forgotten Scripts: Their Ongoing Discovery and Decipherment (Dorset, 1987) and A Scholar’s Odyssey (Scholar’s Press, 2000).
Frank Moore Cross (d. 2012) wrote more than 200 scholarly articles during his 35 years as the Hancock Professor of Hebrew and Other Oriental Languages at Harvard University, from which he retired in 1992.
Hanan Eshel (d. 2010), professor at Bar-Ilan University’s Institute of Archaeology, was a seasoned Dead Sea Scroll archaeologist and scholar. He was also an expert in the period of the Second Jewish Revolt against Rome, the Bar Kokhba Revolt.
Josette Elayi is a specialist in Phoenician Studies at Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris, and has published numerous books and articles in scholarly journals. She has taught at the University of Baghdad and at the University of Beirut.
Margreet Steiner is an independent scholar with a Ph.D. in Near Eastern archaeology from Leiden University. She is the co-editor, with Ann E. Killebrew, of The Oxford Handbook of The Archaeology of the Levant (Oxford University Press, 2014).
J. Harold Ellens is a scholar of psychology and theology, holding PhDs both in psychology and in Christian origins. He is now retired from teaching but still lectures and maintains a private psychotherapy practice.
Wilfried Bölke is the former Director of the Heinrich-Schliemann Museum from 1986-2003 and Heinrich Schliemann scholar. He is author of several works on Schliemann, mostly in German, including Heinrich Schliemann: on the Trail of Homer (Marix, 2000).
Sebastián Celestino Pérez is a Research Scholar with the Instituto de Arqueología del Consejo Superior de Centro de Investigaciones Científicas, Spain and an expert on the Late Bronze Age and the oriental colonization of the Iberian Peninsula.
H. Neil Richardson (d. 1988) was an Emeritus Professor of Old Testament at Boston University School of Theology. He was a Biblical scholar and archaeologist who excavated throughout the Levant, including at Jericho with Kathleen Kenyon.
Matthew Black (d. 1994) was an Emeritus Professor at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland and an eminent Bible scholar. Among his many publications was a translation and exhaustive textual study, The Book of Enoch or 1 Enoch (Leiden: Brill, 1985).