Robert R. Cargill is Editor of Biblical Archaeology Review and Associate Professor of Classics and Religious Studies at the University of Iowa. His research includes the study of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls, literary criticism of the Bible and the Pseudepigrapha, and the ancient Near East. He has excavated at Banias, Omrit, Hazor and Tel Azekah. Bob frequently appears on TV—including the History Channel’s Bible Secrets Revealed and CNN’s Finding Jesus. His most recent book is Melchizedek, King of Sodom: How Scribes Invented the Biblical Priest-King (Oxford Univ. Press, 2019).