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Gerald L. Keown is professor of Old Testament interpretation and associate dean of the school of divinity at Gardner-Webb University.
Thomas G. Smothers (1934–2012) was professor of Old Testament at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky.