Dr. Ali Ataie is a scholar of biblical hermeneutics with expertise in Sacred Languages, Comparative Theology, and Comparative Literature. At Zaytuna College, Dr. Ataie has taught Arabic, Creedal Theology, Comparative Theology, Sciences of the Quran, Introduction to the Qur’an, and Seminal Ancient Texts.
He received his BS in accounting from Cal Poly State University in 2000. In 2011, he received his MA in Biblical Studies from Pacific School of Religion, and in 2016, his PhD in Cultural and Historical Studies in Religion from the Graduate Theological Union.
Dr. Ataie can read and write Arabic, Hebrew, and Greek. He joined the Zaytuna College faculty in 2012.
Recommended reading mentioned in the video: Introduction to the Bible (Open Yale Courses) (Open Yale Courses) by Professor Christine Hayes https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0300181795/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1