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David L. Petersen, Old Testament Editor, is Professor of Old Testament at the Candler School of Theology, Emory University, in Atlanta. David's current research focuses on the book of Genesis and on prophetic literature. David is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA), and earned the PhD in Religion from Yale University. David has written, co-authored or co-edited numerous books and articles, including A Theological Introduction to the Old Testament (Abingdon, 2005). David was the senior Old Testament editor for The New Interpreter's Bible, for many years served as chair of the Society of Biblical Literature's research and publication committee, and now serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Biblical Literature and the Catholic Biblical Quarterly. David recently served as President of the Society of Biblical Literature.

Joel B. Green, New Testament Editor, is Professor of New Testament Interpretation at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena. Joel is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church, and he earned the PhD in New Testament Studies from the University of Aberdeen. Joel has authored or edited 25 books, including 1 Peter (Eerdmans, 2007) and Seized by Truth: Reading the Bible as Scripture (Abingdon, 2002). Joel co-edits The Two Horizons New Testament Commentary Series, and Studies in Theological Interpretation, is the editor of the forthcoming Wesley Study Bible, and is New Testament editor of The New Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible. Joel is the editor-in-chief of Journal of Theological Interpretation and serves on the editorial boards of the journals: New Testament Studies, Science and Theology, and Science & Christian Belief.

Elizabeth Caldwell, Readability Editor, is the Harold Blake Walker Professor of Pastoral Theology at McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago. Lib is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA), and she earned the PhD in Education and Religion from Northwestern University. In 1998, Lib was honored with the Doctor of Divinity degree from Rhodes College. Prior to joining the faculty at McCormick in 1984, Lib served as an educational consultant with three Presbyterian churches in northwest Alabama, and she was the Director of Christian Education at Shady Grove Presbyterian Church in Memphis. Lib published four books, including: Making a Home for Faith: Nurturing the Spiritual LIfe of Our Children (Pilgrim, 2000) and Leaving Home With Faith: Nurturing the Spiritual Life of Youth (Pilgrim, 2002).

David A. deSilva, Apocrypha Editor, is Trustees' Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Greek at Ashland Theological Seminary in Ashland, Ohio. David is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church, and earned the MDiv from Princeton Theological Seminary and a PhD in Religion from Emory University. David has published eleven academic books, including: 4 Maccabees: Introduction and Commentary on the Greek Text (Brill, 2006), An Introduction to the New Testament: Contexts, Methods & Ministry Formation (InterVarsity, 2004), Introducing the Apocrypha (Baker Academic, 2002), Perseverance in Gratitude: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on the Epistle "to the Hebrews" (Eerdmans, 2000), and The Hope of Glory: Honor Discourse and New Testament Interpretation (Liturgical Press, 1999) and over ninety articles in refereed journals, collections of essays, and reference works. He has also published several spiritual formation books, including Sacramental Life: Spiritual Formation Through the Book of Common Prayer (InterVarsity, 2008) and Praying with John Wesley (Discipleship Resources, 2001).


Emerson B. Powery, Greek Associate Editor for Apocrypha and NT, (Ph.D., Duke University) is a Professor of New Testament at Messiah College in Grantham, PA. He was Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins at Lee University until 2007. He received a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in NT & Christian Origins from Duke University (in 1999). Among his publications are Jesus Reads Scripture (Brill, 2003) and edited volumes, True to Our Native Land: An African American NT Commentary (Fortress/Augsburg, 2007), and The Spirit and the Mind (University Press of America, 2000), in addition to a number of published articles, essays and reviews on hermeneutics and biblical interpretation in Interpretation, Word & World, AME Church Review, Ex Auditu, SBL Forum, The Journal of Pentecostal Theology, Journal of Biblical Studies.org, Critical Review of Books in Religion, Pneuma, and Religious Studies Review. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Biblical Literature (2005-Present) and was the 2006-2007 (regional) President of the Society of Biblical Literature (SE Region). His current research is on the Gospel of Mark and on the function of the Bible in the 19th century ‘slave narrative’ tradition.

Brent A. Strawn, Hebrew Associate Editor, is Associate Professor of Old Testament at the Candler School of Theology, Emory University, in Atlanta. Brent is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene, and he earned the PhD in Biblical Studies from Princeton Theological Seminary. Brent has published articles in journals such as Revue de Qumran, Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft, The Asbury Theological Journal, The Journal of Biblical Literature, Vetus Testamentum, Perspectives in Religious Studies, Ugarit-Forschungen, Teaching Theology and Religion, Homiletic, and Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha. Brent has edited six books, coedits the series Old Testament Theology (Cambridge University Press), and is author of What Is Stronger than a Lion? Leonine Image and Metaphor in the Hebrew Bible and the Ancient Near East (2005).

Cynthia Long Westfall, Greek Associate Editor, is Assistant Professor of New Testament at McMaster Divinity College near Toronto. Cindy is a licensed minister in the Conservative Baptist Association, and she earned the PhD in Religion at the University of Surrey Roehampton. Cindy has published in the area of discourse analysis of the New Testament and is a recognized expert on the book of Hebrews. A Discourse Analysis of the Structure of Hebrews: Relationship between Form and Meaning (London: T&T Clark), her first book on Hebrews and its form and meaning, appeared in 2007.

Carol A. Wehrheim, Associate Readability Editor, is an editor, writer, and Christian education consultant living in Princeton, NJ. Carol is the author for Pilgrim Press and Westminster John Knox Press of more than 30 books for children and adults about education, families, spirituality, stewardship, sacraments, and human rights. Carol writes and edits curriculum for the leading Protestant publishing houses in the US and Canada. Carol is an ordained elder and Clerk of Session at Nassau Presbyterian Church. Carol is on the advisory board for ThoughtfulChristian.com, and in 2001, she was selected Educator of the Year by the Association of Presbyterian Church Educators.

Paul N. Franklyn, Associate Publisher for Abingdon Press and Project Director for the CEB in Nashville, TN. Paul earned the PhD in Old Testament from Vanderbilt University. Since 1983 Paul has acquired, edited, or produced more than 550 books, CD-ROMs, DVDs, and commercial web sites. Paul specializes in planning and launching new business ventures, and his product development emphasis is in Bible, Reference, and resources for leaders of congregations.

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