James D. Tabor is Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he has taught since 1989. He has previously held positions at the University of Notre Dame and the College of William and Mary. He is the author of several previous books, includingThe Jesus Dynasty.nbsp; His first book was a study of the mysticism of the apostle Paul titledThings Unutterable(1986), based on his University of Chicago dissertation. The prestigiousJournal of Religionnamed it one of the ten best scholarly studies on Paul of the 1980s.Dr. Tabor's current research involves the newly released Dead Sea Scrolls; a recent excavation in which he participated (2000-01) at a newly discovered cave outside Jerusalem, which yielded primitive Jewish-Christian art related to St. John the Baptist -- a discovery that drew international attention, including a cover story inNewsweek. In addition, Dr. Tabor is often consulted by the national media, and has appeared of has been quoted inTime, Newsweek, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times,ABC, CBS, and PBS "Frontline," among other outlets. He has also been featured in programs on A&E, The History Channel, Discovery Channel, and PBS.nbsp;He lives in Charlotte, NC.