A professor of theology at Boston College, Pheme Perkins (“Peter”) is the author of several books including Peter, Apostle for the Whole Church (1994) and, most recently, Abraham’s Divided Children (2002). Her research interests include the Greco-Roman context of early Christianity, Hellenistic thought and Gnosticism.
Katharine Doob Sakenfeld (“Hosea”) is the William Albright Eisenberger Professor of Old Testament Literature and Exegesis at Princeton Theological Seminary. She has written extensively on women in the Bible and feminist biblical interpretation; her most recent books are Just Wives: Stories of Power and Survival in the Old Testament and Today (2003) and a 1999 commentary on the Book of Ruth. She is also an ordained Presbyterian minister.
Jeffrey H. Tigay (“What’s in a Name?”) is the A.M. Ellis Professor of Hebrew and Semitic Languages and Literatures in the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. His research specialty is the Hebrew Bible in its ancient Near Eastern context; he has written books on Deuteronomy, Israelite religion and the Gilgamesh epic.