About the Author
Chad Brand taught Bible, Theology, and Church History at North Greenville University for three years and at Southern Baptist Seminary for fifteen years. He is currently Adjunct Professor of Apologetics at Oklahoma Baptist and pastors Cumberland Homesteads Baptist Church in Crossville, TN.
Eric Mitchell is Associate Professor of Old Testament and Archaeology and Chair of the Archaeology and Biblical Backgrounds Division of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Mitchell is the author of A Literary Examination of the Function of Satire in the Mišpat Hammelek of I Samuel (Mellen Press) based upon his dissertation under Daniel Block at Southern Seminary. He is also co-author of Old Testament Survey 2d edition (B & H) along with another of his doctoral professors, Paul House. Dr. Mitchell works with the SWBTS Dead Sea Scrolls project and has edited fragment FrgDSSDeut4 (Deuteronomy 12:11-14). Dr. Mitchell also directs an archaeological project in Israel: the Tel Gezer Regional Survey and is working on publication of the results. Dr. Mitchell has served as youth minister to two churches for seven years, as a business administrator for a discipleship ministry, and has frequently taught Bible studies in churches over the last 25 years. He currently teaches a young Adult Sunday School class at Travis Avenue Baptist Church. He was educated at Baylor University (B.B.A.), Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Ph.D.).