David Calabro received a B.A. in Near Eastern Studies from BYU in 2000, an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Vanderbilt University in 2003, and a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from the University of Chicago in 2014. Before coming to BYU, David was the Curator of Eastern Christian Manuscripts at the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library in Collegeville, Minnesota. His research focuses on the cultural history of Near Eastern religions, including topics of ritual, narrative, and sacred space. David and his wife Ruth have seven children. David loves to do family history, go on adventures with his family, practice martial arts, and read fantasy/sci-fi novels.
Languages: Hebrew, Aramaic (including Syriac), Arabic, Greek, Egyptian (including Coptic), Italian.