Daniel Ayuch is Professor of New Testament at the St. John of Damascus Institute of Theology at the University of Balamand, where he teaches courses in the field of New Testament studies. His research work is based on linguistic and narrative text analysis and his fields of interest include the Lucan Diptych, the Synoptic Gospels, and the writings of Early Judaism. He has been a full time faculty member since April 2000. His Ph.D (Dr. Theol.) degree is from the Westphaelian Wilhelm University of Münster (Germany). His thesis on Lucan social ethics was published in Münster in 1998. He wrote several research papers for international conferences and consultations in Lebanon, Cyprus, Finland, Romania, Switzerland, Spain, Greece, Italy and USA. He is a member of the Biblical Federation in Lebanon (BFL), the Orthodox Center for the Advancement of Biblical Studies in the USA (OCABS) and the Society of Biblical Literature in the USA (SBL). He also has several articles in peer-reviewed journals in English and Spanish, participated in the edition of the Pastoral Bible (Arabic, Bible Society, 2011) and wrote a commentary on Mark for the upcoming Modern Arabic Commentary (Dar Al-Thakafa, Cairo).