Welcome to our New Bible Lands Editor

We owe a great deal to Tim Biles. Eleven years ago he agreed to take on the editing of Bible Lands for three years which extended to ten! He was an experienced author and editor with a long knowledge of the Church in the Middle East and the Sudan. He redesigned the magazine into its A4 full colour format and with his own frequent visits to Jerusalem and the Holy Land was able to add his personal experience to the news and reflections he gleaned from many individuals and news sources. Thank you, Tim, for all that you have done in support of the Christians of the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East.  

Stephen Need also brings long experience of the Middle East,  particularly of the Diocese of Jerusalem, where he was ordained in 2008, to the editorial role. With a doctorate from King’s College London, Stephen has served as Senior Lecturer, Director of Studies and from 2005-11 Dean of St George’s College, Jerusalem, the Anglican Communion’s Centre for Holy Land Studies. He has lectured in theology at colleges in Chichester and Southampton and is the author of six books on the New Testament and the early centuries of the Church. He is also an accomplished pianist. We are very grateful for his willingness to take on the editorship.


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