E. Jan Wilson

About E. Jan Wilson

E. Jan Wilson is a physician (D.O.) who also has a Ph.D. in Hebrew and Cognate Studies from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. He and his wife Eileen spent several years in Germany (training as an eye surgeon), several years in Israel (studying at Hebrew University and participating in archeological excavations), and a year in Lebanon (researching ancient manuscripts). They both participated in the creation of an electronic Dead Sea Scroll database (initially for F.A.R.M.S., then for BYU, where Dr. Wilson was an Associate Professor). He has published translations of ancient documents written in Akkadian, Sumerian, Hebrew, Karshuni (Arabic language written in the Syriac alphabet), and Aramaic (primarily the Syriac dialect of Aramaic). In 2010 the Vatican published his translation of one of their manuscripts, which was a medieval medical document written in Syriac and Arabic. His two-volume translation of the earliest Syriac Gospels (published in 2003) is now cited in the authoritative Nestle-Aland publication of the Greek MSS of the New Testament.