writes in three living languages.
He has translated Lidzbarski's books from the German to two different languages: English and Arabic. He has also published bilingual books. In addition, he is a keen researcher into Gnosticism, which deals more with esoteric knowledge of spiritual appearances than with faith.
Mark J. Lofts
is an independent researcher with a medical background and an interest in the origin of religion, human origins and the philosophical basis for physics. His publications are Human Evolution 10:2 (1995) 141-151 - "A Theory of Dihybrid Origins for Non-African Human Races". ARAM 22 (2010) 31-59: "Mandaeism: the Sole Extant Tradition of Sethian Gnosticism."
ARAM 25:2 (2013) 381-399: "When did Zazai d-Gawazta live?"
ARAM 25:2 (2013) 445-461: "How Old are the Psalms of Thomas and what is their Relation to the Gospel of Thomas?