John Wilkinson is the author of several books about early Christian history, including The Supper and the Eucharist, Jerusalem as Jesus knew it and translations of Egeria's Travels and Jerusalem Pilgrims before the Crusades.

He co-translated The Pilgrimage of Timothy Gabashvili, the story of an 18th-century Georgian pilgrim. He has also written a study of the origins of church architecture, From Synagogue to Church.

He is a former director of the British School of Archaeology in Jerusalem.