HUBERT CANCIK is Professor of Classics at the Eberhard-Karl University in Tübingen. Main fields of research: cultural history of antiquity; history of ancient religions; history of classical scholarship. Among his publications: Grundzüge der hethitischen und alttestamentlichen Geschichtsschreibung (Wiesbaden 1976); An tik - Modem. Beitrage zur römischen und deutschen Kulturgeschichte (Stuttgart, Weimar 1998). He is one of the editors of Der Neue Pauly. Enzyklopadieder Antike (Stuttgart-Weimar 1996–2002).
STEVEN CHAPMAN is Assistant Professor of Old Testament at Duke University Divinity School. His research activities focus on issues relating to biblical canon formation, biblical hermeneutics and interpretive methods in biblical studies. He is the author of The Law and the Prophets: A Study in Old Testament Canon Formation (Tübingen 2000) and co-editor of Biblischer Text und theologische Theoriebildung (Neukirchen-Vluyn 2001).
MARGALIT FINKELBERG is Professor and Chair of Classics at Tel Aviv University. She is the author of The Birth of Literary Fiction in Ancient Greece (Oxford 1998) and of numerous articles on Greek language, literature, and civilization. She has recently completed a book on Greek prehistory and Greek heroic tradition.
CRISTIANO GROTTANELLI is Professor of History of Religions at the University of Modena. His fields of research include the religions of ancient Israel, Greece and Rome, the comparative study of sacrifice, trance phenomena and divination, and the history of Religious Studies in the 20th century. His most recent publications are Sette stork Bibliche (Brescia 1998); Kings and Prophets (New York and Oxford 1999); II saaificio (Roma-Bari 1999), and Profeti biblici (Brescia 2002).
MOSHE HALBERTAL is Professor of Jewish Thought and Philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Among his publications: Idolatry (co-authred with Avishai Margalit) and People of the Book: Canon, Meaning and Autority (both published by Harvard University Press).
ROBERT LAMBERTON is Professor and Chair of Classics at Washington University in St. Louis. His research interests include ancient epic and the history of its interpretation and Greco-Roman education. He is au