Petros Koutoupis analyzing the Sennacherib Prism at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago.

I am a software developer, hardware engineer and an inventor. I am also an entrepreneur, a researcher and freelance author. An ordained minister. A husband and a father. I am many things but at the end of the day, both history and in turn, archaeology are where some of my strongest passions lay.

I see myself as a “literary archaeologist.” No field work is required. The purpose of this self appointed and non-existent discipline is to marry two fields which do not cooperate very well with each other: archaeology and literary studies. The texts are historical artifacts and must be treated as such.

I enjoy immersing myself into topics of ancient history and theology. My research focuses specifically on the Iron Age of both Mesopotamian and Levantine history and in the recent decade, Late Bronze Age Greece, leading to a quest to find the origins of our history. For instance, in my published research, Biblical Origins: An Adopted Legacy (2008), I wrote of the already known Documentary Hypothesis and made a courageous attempt to place a clearer date to the writings under the author we refer to as the Yahwist (J). Confirmed by archaeology, the author referred to as J dates to the timeframe surrounding the reign of Hezekiah; specifically between 701 BCE to possibly the end of Hezekiah’s reign in 687 BCE. This was during the reign of Sennacherib, king of Assyria and the Neo-Assyrian Empire that controlled the Near East during this period.

I would like to give a special thanks to the entire staff over at Ancient Origins and Classical Wisdom for giving not only me but also everyone else the opportunity to share their research and ideas on their websites and message boards. Without their help, my ideas would not have had the chance to reach a wider audience.


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