The Biblical Archaeology Society would like to thank the people who made this book possible. Lisa Josephson Straus and Jennifer Cunningham typed and transcribed the manuscripts. Molly Dewsnap copy-edited the book and suggested, among other things, the need for a glossary, which we include at the end. Bridget Young insisted that all phases of the production schedule be punctiliously met. Sean Kennedy’s elegant designs grace the book’s every page, as well as its cover. And Allison Dickens spent countless hours tracking down and researching the pictures, checking facts and proofreading the manuscripts.