Tammi J. Schneider is a professor of religion at Claremont Graduate University. Her research draws together the varied fields of archaeology, Assyriology, and biblical studies in an effort to understand the ancient Near East, especially the interactions among various peoples. She teaches ancient Near Eastern History, literature, archaeology and religion, and women in the Hebrew Bible.

Gary Gilbert is an associate professor of religious studies at Claremont McKenna College. He specializes in ancient Judaism, particularly Jewish history and literature during the Roman period.

Lori Anne Ferrell is the John D. and Lillian Maguire Distinguished Professor in the Humanities at Claremont Graduate University and has a joint appointment in early modern history and literature. She is also the dean of the School of Arts & Humanities, director of CGU’s Early Modern Studies program, and the director of CGU’s prestigious Kingsley & Kate Tufts Poetry Awards. Her research concentrates on the effect of religious and political change on early modern texts—theological, literary, theatrical, and practical—in the turbulent century before the outbreak of civil war in Britain.