Kenneth L. Barker (PhD, Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning) is an author, lecturer, biblical scholar, and the general editor of the NIV Study Bible. Dr. M. Daniel Carroll R.(Rodas) (PhD, University of Sheffield), is Earl S. Kalland Chair of Old Testament at Denver Seminary. Prior to this appointment, he was professor of Old Testament and ethics at El Seminario Teologico Centroamericano in Guatemala City, Guatemala, where he remains an adjunct professor (Danny is half-Guatemalan). He has published Contexts for Amos: Prophetic Poetics in Latin American Perspective (T. & T. Clark) and Amos- the Prophet and His Oracles: Research on the Book of Amos (Westminster John Knox), and regularly writes for Spanish and English language journals. He has edited or co-edited seven other books, several of which deal with Old Testament social ethics. Danny serves on the editorial consulting boards of Ex Auditu, Religion & Theology (South Africa), and DavarLogos (Argentina) and is a contributing editor to Prism, the journal of Evangelicals for Social Action. David Garland (PhD, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is William B. Hinson Professor of Christian Scriptures and associate dean for academic affairs at George W. Truett Seminary, Baylor University. He is the New Testament editor for the revised Expositor's Bible Commentary and the author of various books and commentaries, including Mark and Colossians/Philemon in the NIV Application Commentary, and the article on Mark in the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary. He and his wife, Diana, reside in Waco, Texas. Andrew E. Hill (PhD, University of Michigan) is professor of Old Testament studies at Wheaton College in Illinois. He is the coauthor with John Walton of A Survey of the Old Testament and the author of Malachi in the Anchor Bible commentary series. His articles have appeared in such scholarly publications as Hebrew Annual Review, Journal of Biblical Literature, and Vetus Testamentum. Tremper Longman III (PhD, Yale University) is the Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies and the chair of the religious studies department at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California where he lives with his wife, Alice. He is the Old Testament editor for the revised Expositor's Bible Commentary and has authored many articles and books on the Psalms and other Bible Studies. Thomas Edward McCominskey was professor of Old Testament and Semitic languages and director of the Ph.D. program at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Eugene H. Merrill (PhD, Columbia University) is distinguished professor of Old Testament studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. Richard D. Patterson (PhD, University of California, Los Angeles) is distinguished professor emeritus, Liberty University. He has been involved in twelve different Bible projects either as a translator, peer reviewer, or contributor. He has written well over 100 articles for major publishers and periodicals, and has served as associate editor of Zondervan's New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology and Exegesis. He is currently authoring Joel and Kings (with Hermann Austel) for the second edition of the Expositor's Bible Commentary series. He and his wife, Anna, live in Simpsonville,South Carolina. John H. Walton (PhD, Hebrew Union College) teaches Old Testament at Wheaton College Graduate School. He is the author or coauthor of several books, including Chronological and Background Charts of the Old Testament; Ancient Israelite Literature in Its Cultural Context; Covenant: God's Purpose, God's Plan; The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament; and A Survey of the Old Testament.