Dr Amir Malek

Lecturer in Old Testament and New Testament

B.Med, M.Theol, PhD


A medical practitioner by profession, Dr Malek has been involved with the College since its inception and teaches courses in Old and New Testament. He has a Master of Theology from the Australian Catholic University, and a PhD from the University of Divinity (2021) for a thesis entitled: “The Commentary on the Book of Genesis (1-11) by Marqus Ibn Al-Qunbur.” His areas of interest include the Pentateuch and Christian-Arabic Studies.


  • B.Med – Cairo University
  • M.Theol – Australian Catholic University
  • PhD – University of Divinity

Recent Research Outputs

(2021) “Marqus (Mark) Ibn al-Qunbur Commentary on the Book of Genesis (1-11) An Edition and Translation.” Ph.D. thesis, University of Divinity, Melbourne.

Peer-reviewed journal articles

(2018) “The Symbolism of Noah’s Ark in the Allegorical Commentary on the Book of Genesis of Marqus Ibn Al-Qunbur (12th Century).” Bulletin de la Société d’Archéologie Copte, 57 (Cairo: Société d’Archéologie Copte), pp. 91-100.