Jubra’il Suleima Jbour was a researcher, historian, university teacher and author from Syria. Born in the town of Al-Qaryatayn between Homs and Damascus, he pursued his primary studies in Syria before graduating from the American University in Beirut with a degree in science. He then moved to Egypt, where he taught at the Faculty of Arts at the Cairo University. He received his master degree in literature and a PhD in philosophy from Princeton University, followed by another PhD in Eastern history from Burlington University. Jubra’il worked as head of the English department at Homs National College and as an Arabic language teacher, and later as head of the Arabic department at the American University in Beirut. Among his notable publications include Arab Life throughout the first 100 years after the Prophet’s death, Umar Ibn Abi Rabi’ah, Kings and Poets, Literary Criticism and Bedouins and the Desert.