Principal research associate and lecturer at Tel Aviv University, Itzhaq Beit-Arieh (“Edomites Advance into Judah”) has excavated in the desert regions of southern Israel and the Sinai. During the past two decades his research has focused on the eastern Negev.
Co-director of the excavations of the Roman army camps at the foot of Masada, Jodi Magness (“Not a Country Villa”) is assistant professor of Classical and Near Eastern archaeology at Tufts University. She is the author of the article “Masada—Arms and the Man,” BAR 18:04.
An associate research scholar at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Edward Cook (“A Ritual Purification Center”) entered the Dead Sea Scrolls debate with the publication of Solving the Mysteries of the Dead Sea Scrolls (Zondervan, 1994).