R. Steven Notley is professor of Biblical Studies at the New York City campus of Nyack College. A member and past director of the Jerusalem School of Synoptic Research, Notley received his BA and MA from Oral Roberts University and earned his PhD in Comparative Religions at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1993). He studied in Jerusalem under the direction of the late professor David Flusser, writing his dissertation on "The Concept of the Holy Spirit in Jewish Literature of the Second Commonwealth and Pre-Pauline Christianity." With Flusser he collaborated on the historical biography, Jesus (Jerusalem 1997, 1998, 2001), now: The Sage from Galilee: Rediscovering Jesus’ Genius (Grand Rapids 2007).
He has also completed his English translation of Eusebius, Onomasticon: A Triglott Edition with Notes and Commentary, which has been published together with Ze'ev Safrai's topographical commentary (Leiden 2005). During his 16 years in Israel, Notley was extensively involved in directing travel and field study for students and laity in Israel, Greece and Turkey.
He served as chairman of the department of New Testament Studies at the American Institute of Holy Land Studies (Jerusalem University College) from 1996 to 2001. He has also edited the collected works, Jerusalem Studies in the Synoptic Gospels (Leiden 2005).