George Giacumakis

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George Giacumakis, Ph.D.

George Giacumakis, Ph.D.



Ph.D., Mediterranean Studies, Brandeis University.

MA, Mediterranean Studies, Brandeis University.

BA, Hebrew-Hellenistics, Shelton College.

Research Areas

Near East, Ancient and Modern Middle East, Religious history.



The Akkadian of Alalah, Mouton Publishers, The Hague, The Netherlands, 1969.

New American Standard Bible, 1971 - 1977, Editorial Committee and translator.

Young's Bible Dictionary, Editor, Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, IL, 1984,1989,1996.

International Standard Version of the Bible, Translator & General Editor, 1996-present.


"The Ancient Kingdom of Alalah," The Biblical World: A Dictionary of Biblical Archaeology, Baker Book House, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1968.

"The Israeli-Arab Conflict in the Middle East," Protest and Politics, Attic Press, Inc, 1968.

"Christian Attitudes Toward Israel," The Cross and the Flag, Creation House, Wheaton, IL, 1972.

"The Gate Below the Gate," Bulletin of the Near East Archaeological Society, Summer 1974. A number of articles and editorials as General Editor of From Mt. Zion (Newsletter of the American Institute of Holy Land Studies, Jerusalem), 1980-1984.

"Middle East: Cradle of Conflict," respondent on History of the Middle East in a 50 minute video produced by Bridgestone Production Group, 1991.

"Saladin" and "Saracens" in the World Book Encyclopedia, World Book, Inc., Chicago, IL, 1993.

"Jerusalem: City of the Ages", ICEJ Publishers, Jerusalem, Israel, 2001.