About Christopher Rollston

Christopher Rollston

Christopher Rollston is Professor of Northwest Semitic Languages and Literatures, and Chair of the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the George Washington University. A leading scholar in the field of Northwest Semitic epigraphy, his many research interests include ancient writing practices, scribes and scribal education, ancient literacy, the origins of the alphabet, and modern (and ancient) forgeries. His book Writing and Literacy in Ancient Israel (SBL, 2010) was awarded the American Society of Overseas Research’s Frank Moore Cross Award in 2011.