Ibrahim Matar was a writer and translator born in Bethlehem, Palestine. He received his elementary education at the Johann Ludwig Schneller School (also known as Schneller Orphanage) and later joined the Teachers’ Union in Jerusalem. He completed his bachelor’s degree in English Literature at the American University in Beirut, Lebanon before returning to Palestine, where he became a teacher at the Nazareth High School until 1939. He then moved to Jaffa, where he became a teacher of English Literature. After al-Nakba in 1948, Matar left for Beirut where he worked for Al-Nashra magazine, which was issued by the American Mission and the department of “Al-Mash’al” office. In addition to his native tongue, Arabic, Matar was also fluent in German and English. Some of his most notable works include Al-Hayat Al-Methaleya (The Ideal Life), Al-Tarjamah Al-Mukhtarah (The Chosen Translation), Mabady’ Al-Tarjama (Principles of Translation), KawakebwaRuuad (Planets and Spacemen), Makhtotat Al-Bahr Al-Mayet (Dead Sea Scrolls), KessasMn Al-Adab Al-Alami (Tales from the International Literature), Lughz Al-Hayat (The Secret of Life) and Al-Ketab Al-Mukadas fi Al-Lugha Al-Arabiya (The Holy Bible in the Arabic Language).