Jbour As’ad Abdel Nour was a writer and researcher born in Bhamdoun, Lebanon. After graduating from Saint Joseph’s University in Beirut, Nour went on to receive his PhD from Sorbonne University in Paris. He later returned to Lebanon and worked as a lecturer at Saint Joseph’s University before becoming a Dean of the College of Education, and later the Dean to Faculties of Arts in several Lebanese universities. He shined in the fields of academic literature studies and was especially known for his work in writing dictionaries. Among his notable works include Arabic-French dictionary Al-Manhal, Al-Jawari (The Maids), Sufism in the Arab World, The Literature Dictionary, Blinks into the Philosophy of Arabs, and Arabic-French dictionary Abdel Nour’s Dictionary.