Adele Berlin is Robert H. Smith Professor of Bible at the University of Maryland.
Elizabeth Bloch-Smith is a senior staff member of The Renewed Excavation of Tel Dor, Israel and author of Judahite Burial Practices and Beliefs about the Dead.
Esther Fuchs is Professor of Jewish Studies and Hebrew Literature at the University of Arizona, Tucson, and author of Sexual Politics in the Bibli cal Narrative: Reading the Hebrew Bible as a Woman.
Frederick E. Greenspahn is Gimelstob Eminent Scholar in Judaic Studies at Florida Atlantic University. He is the editor of Essential Papers on Israel and the Near East, author of When Brothers Dwell Together: The Preemi nence of Younger Siblings in the Hebrew Bible, and author or editor of several other books on biblical studies and interfaith relations.
Leonard Greenspoon is Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization at Creighton University and editor or author of fifteen books, most in the Studies in Jewish Civilization series.
Peter Machinist is Hancock Professor of Hebrew and Other Oriental Languages at Harvard University and author, with Steven W. Cole, of Let ters from Priests to the Kings Esarhaddon and Assurbanipal.
Gary A. Rendsburg holds the Blanche and Irving Laurie Chair in Jewish History at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He is the author of five books, including a general survey of the biblical world entitled The Bible and the Ancient Near East, co-authored with the late Cyrus H. Gordon.