A professor of Biblical studies at the University of Sheffield, in England, Philip R. Davies (“What Separates a Minimalist from a Maximalist? Not Much”) is editor of the Journal for the Study of the Old Testament and the author of over 50 articles and numerous books on the Hebrew Bible and ancient Israel, including A Tribute to Geza Vermes (JSOT Press, 1990).
William Dever (“Save Us from Postmodern Malarkey”) is professor of Near Eastern archaeology and anthropology at the University of Arizona. From 1971 to 1975 he was director of the William F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem. Dever directed excavations at the Biblical site of Tel Gezer for six consecutive seasons from 1966 to 1971 and again in 1984. His publications include Recent Archaeological Discoveries and Biblical Research (Univ. of Washington Press, 1990).