This volume addresses a variety of issues, including specific Scriptural passages, wisdom, and scribes. It also examines Hebrew theology and the surrounding nations of Israel and their influences on Hebrew religious practices.
Eugene Ulrich, John A. O'Brien Professor of Theology and Coordinator of Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity, teaches and writes in the areas of the Hebrew Scriptures, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the Septuagint. He is one of the three General Editors of the Scrolls International Publication Project and Chief Editor of the Biblical Scrolls.
John W. Wright (Ph.D., University of Notre Dame) is Professor of Theology and Christian Scripture at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, California.
Robert P. Carroll was Professor of Hebrew Bible and Semitic Studies in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Glasgow, until his death in 2000.
Philip R. Davies is a biblical scholar with interests in Early Judaism, History of Ancient Israel, and the Dead Sea Scrolls. Davies has been labeled a biblical minimalist and associated with the Copenhagen School. He also has an interest in the development of secular scholarship and contemporary cultural issues. He received an appointment at the University of Sheffield in 1974, where he has remained, eventually becoming Research Professor of Biblical Studies. He was a co-founder of Sheffield Academic Press.