Professor of Hittite and Mesopotamian Studies at the University of Michigan, USA.
Gary Beckman is a historian of the ancient Near East.
The focus of his current research is the reception and adaptation of Syro-Mesopotamian culture by the Hittites. He is completing an edition of the tablets of the Epic of Gilgamesh recovered from the site of the Hittite capital Hattusa.
He is the author of numerous books, including Hittite Diplomatic Texts (Society of Biblical Literature), the co-author of The Epic of Gilgamesh (Norton), and the co-editor of Text, Artifact, and Image: Revealing Ancient Israelite Religion (Brown Judaic Studies).