Harold Fisch is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel. Among his published works are: Jerusalem and Albion: The Hebraic Factor in Seventeenth Century Literalure ( 1964), Hamlet and the Word: The Covenant Pattern in Shakespeare ( 1971), and an edition of Richard Overton, Mans Mortalitie ( 1968). He has written on Blake and Milton (in William Blake: Essays for S. Foster Damon, ed. A. H. Rosenfeld, 1969) and on Hebraic style in Paradise Lost (in Language and Style in Milton, ed. R. D. Emma and John T. Shawcross, 1967). He contributed the article on Hebraism for A Milton Encyclopedia. He has recently completed a book on archetypes to be entitled A Remembered Future: A Study in Literary Mythology. He is active in the field of Bible studies and has also written on several modern Hebrew writers.
Michael Fixler is Fletcher Professor of Rhetoric at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. His published works include Milton and the Kingdoms of God ( 1964), and, as major articles in Milton Studies, PMLA, and elsewhere, the essential substance of a projected book to be called The Cryptic Muse: Symbolic Form and Allusive Meaning in Milton's Poetry. He contributed two major and several minor entries to the "Milton Encyclopedia" and has written on Yeats, Orwell, Berenson, and others. In 1973 he brought out the Mentor Bible and currently is revising for a new edition by Houghton Mifflin, the Dartmouth Bible. He has served on the editorial board of Milton Studies since its inception.
Michael Lieb is Professor of English at The University of Illinois, Chicago. His published works include The Dialectics of Creation: Patterns of Birth and Regeneration in "Paradise Lost" ( 1970) and Poetics of the Holy: A Reading of "Paradise Lost" ( 1981), as well as articles in Milton Quarterly, Milton Studies, Studies in English Literature, ELH, Studies in Philology, and Harvard Theological Review. His Poetics of the Holy received the James Holly Hanford Award of the Milton Society of America in 1982. Having