Yochanan Muffs (“Agent of the Lord”) is Meyer and Fannie Rapaport Professor of Philosophies of Religion at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York City. He is the author of Love and Joy: Law, Language and Religion in Ancient Israel (Belknap, 1995) and Studies in the Aramaic Legal Papyri from Elephantine (Brill, 2002).
David R. Cartlidge (“How Can This Be?”) is Ralph W. Beeson Professor Emeritus of Religion at Maryville College in Maryville, Tennessee. His specialty is early Christian apocrypha and their impact on church art. He selected and described illustrations for Ronald F. Hock’s “The Favored One,” BR 17:03, and is the author (with J. Keith Elliott) of Art and the Christian Apocrypha (Routledge, 2001).
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