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This collection of essays is written by biblical scholars from around the world who are friends and students of the distinguished American biblical scholar Gene M. Tucker, who was President of the Society of Biblical Literature in 1996. His scholarly interest has been wide-ranging, from a passion to understand the biblical prophets to enduring probing of the theology that gave rise to the Hebrew Bible, and this book embodies these wide-ranging interests. Each essay probes the issues of prophetic studies and the theology of the Hebrew Bible. The essays include an examination of the role of W.F. Albright as a prophetic figure in the history of biblical studies and an examination of the superscriptions in the book of the Twelve.

Author Bio

Steve joined the faculty of George W. Truett Theological Seminary in the fall of 2008. Previously he served as Academic Dean and Professor of Old Testament at Bethany Theological Seminary in Richmond, Indiana. He joined the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary faculty in 1990, after serving almost ten years as associate professor of Hebrew Scriptures and Biblical Theology at Pacific School of Religion. He began his teaching career at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta Georgia. Dr. Reid is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature and the Catholic Biblical Association. He is the author or editor of such books as, Experience and Traditions. A Primer in Black Biblical Hermeneutics (Abingdon 1991), Listening In: A Multicultural Reading of the Psalms (Abingdon, 1997), Prophets and Paradigms: Essays in Honor of Gene M. Tucker (Sheffield Academic Press, 1996)and Psalms and Practice. Worship, Virtue and Authority (Liturgical Press, 2001). He and his wife Kathy have authored Uncovering Racism. (Brethren Press, 2000) He has also written numerous papers and publications on a wide variety of subjects, for among others the Brethren Encyclopedia, New Harper Bible Dictionary and the Eerdman&rsquos Bible Dictionary. He wrote the annotation for the section on Daniel for the Discipleship Bible and Psalms for the People&rsquos Bible as well as articles for Feasting on the Word. Dr. Reid is ordained in the Church of the Brethren. He was interim pastor at the Fremont Church of the Brethren in Fremont California and Saint Paul Cumberland Presbyterian Church in south Austin. He has served on the Bethany Seminary board of trustees. He served as associate pastor at Austin Mennonite Church. /