Dr Adil H. al-Jadir, an Iraqi scholar (b. Baghdad, 1950), having completed his BA degree in the College of Arts in the University of Baghdad in 1972, began graduate studies in Syriac in the University of Wales in 1975 under the supervision of Dr John Healey. He completed his doctorate in 1983 and returned to Iraq, where he became a professor in the College of Languages of the University of Baghdad and also a member of the Iraqi Academy Syriac Section, teaching Syriac, Aramaic and related topics and supervising several dissertations (M.A. and Ph.D.) in the field of the Semitic languages. In 2004, he moved to Ottawa, where he was appointed Adjunct Professor in the Department of Classics and Religious Studies in the University of Ottawa, then to Tunisia, as a professor in Tunis el-Manar University, Tunis (2005-2017). During all of this time Dr al-Jadir continued his researches in Syriac and Hatran studies, publishing a book, Syriac: Grammar and Exercises (in Arabic; Baghdad 1991), and articles, and presenting papers at conferences, etc. In the last four years has devoted his time wholly to research, while living in Beirut.