Chen, Zhan holds a BA in Mathematics from Peking University, a MA in Theology from Heidelberg/Tübingen University. He received his doctoral degree from NELC, Harvard, in Nov. 2020. His dissertation focuses on the Peshitta of the Hebrew Bible, particularly on the Book of Isaiah, and analyzes several important aspects of the translational text: the status of its Vorlage, its dependence on other ancient versions and books, notably the Septuagint and the New Testament, etc. His ongoing research focuses on the biblical commentaries of Syriac writers, the translation/transmission of the Bible in ancient and in modern worlds, and all other related issues. Besides, he is keenly interested in digital humanity tools that may concern.