Lawrence Mykytiuk (“50 Real People in the Bible”) is associate professor of library science and the history librarian at Purdue University. He holds a Ph.D. in Hebrew and Semitic Studies and is the author of the book Identifying Biblical Persons in Northwest Semitic Inscriptions of 1200–539 B.C.E.
Shlomit Weksler-Bdolah (“Hometown of the Maccabees”) is an archaeologist with the Israel Antiquities Authority who has been digging in Jerusalem since 1990. She codirected the Western Wall plaza excavation (see Shlomit Weksler-Bdolah, Alexander Onn, Shua Kisilevitz and Brigitte Ouahnouna, “Layers of Ancient Jerusalem,” BAR 38:01) and excavations at Khirbet Umm el-‘Umdan with coauthor Alexander Onn.
The late Alexander Onn (“Hometown of the Maccabees”) was an archaeologist with the Israel Antiquities Authority until his death in August 2012. With coauthor Shlomit Weksler-Bdolah, he codirected the Western Wall plaza excavation and excavations at Khirbet Umm el-‘Umdan.