Dr. Cook is a specialist in Biblical Hebrew and in ancient Aramaic, particularly the Aramaic of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the targums. Prof. Cook was chair of the department from 2010 to 2016. His most recent publication is the Dictionary of Qumran Aramaic (Eisenbrauns, 2015) and the volume on Numbers for the Antioch Bible project (Numbers According to the Syriac Peshitta Version, Gorgias, 2015). He is also the author of A Glossary of Targum Onkelos (Brill, 2008) and co-author, with Michael Wise and Martin Abegg, of The Dead Sea Scrolls: A New Translation (Harper San Francisco, rev. ed. 2005). He is on the Editorial Board of the Catholic University Press and is Assistant Managing Editor of Old Testament Abstracts. His principal area of research at present is in the semantics of Biblical Hebrew and in the Semitic background of the New Testament.