Meir M. Bar-Asher, Ph. D. (1991) in Islamic Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, is Professor of Arabic and current chair of the Department of Arabic Language and Literature at the Hebrew University.

He has published on Imami Shi'i and Isma'ili doctrine and exegesis and on the Nusayri-Alawi religion.

His studies include Scripture and Exegesis in Early Shi'ism [Leiden and Jerusalem 1999] and (in collaboration with Aryeh Kofsky), The Nusayri-Alawi Religion: An Enquiry into its Theology and Doctrine, Leiden 2002.