Introduction: Anthony Gelston joined the Department in 1962, and is thus its longest serving member! His primary responsibility is for the Old Testament, with special reference to text and language. He also teaches Christian Worship and Aramaic and Syriac.
Research interests: Old Testament especially textual criticism and exegesis; liturgy especially East Syrian eucharistic liturgy.
Current writing: East Syrian Eucharistic Prayers of Theodore and Nestorius; terminology of intercession.
Recent publications: The Eucharistic Prayer of Addai and Mari (1992); 'Universalism in Second Isaiah', JTS (1992); '"Behold the speaker": a note on Isaiah xli 27', Vetus Testamentum (1993); 'Theodore of Mopsuestia: the Anaphora and Mystagogical Catechesis 16', Studia Patristica (1993); 'Knowledge, Humiliation or Suffering: a Lexical, Textual and Exegetical Problem in Isaiah 53', JSOT Supplement Series (1993).