Story of the Encounter Between Monk Bahīra and Muhammad as it is Recorded in the Syriac Manuscript of Mardin 259/2 : The Monk Encounters the Prophet, Lewiston, The Edwin Mellen Press 2017, 112 pp.
Abjar Bahkou is Senior Lecturer of Arabic literature, culture and language at Baylor University. He received his Ph.D. in 2008 in Islamic Studies from the Pontifical Institute of Arabic and Islamic Studies and his Ph.D. in Education in 1998 from Salesian Pontifical University both in Rome, Italy. He is fluent in Arabic, Syriac (Classical Aramaic), English, Italian, French and Hebrew (Biblical). He is the author of numerous publications on Islamic and Christian studies. One of which is the Christian Legend of Monk Bakira.