David G. Firth is director of research and lecturer in Old Testament at St. John's College in Nottingham, England. He is the author of 1 & 2 Samuel (Apollos Old Testament Commentary) and The Message of Esther, and coeditor of Interpreting the Psalms, Interpreting Isaiah and Words & the Word.
Paul D. Molnar (PhD, Fordham University) is professor of systematic theology at St. John's University in Queens, New York. He is the author of Incarnation and Resurrection, Divine Freedom and the Doctrine of the Immanent Trinity, Karl Barth and the Theology of the Lord's Supper and Thomas F. Torrance: Theologian of the Trinity, and has been published in numerous journals including the Scottish Journal of Theology, International Journal of Systematic Theology and Modern Theology. Molnar is general editor of the Peter Lang Series: Issues in Systematic Theology, editor of the Karl Barth Society of North America Newsletter, membership secretary of the Barth Society and a current board member of the Thomas F. Torrance Theological Fellowship. He has also served as consulting editor for The Dictionary of Historical Theology and the Scottish Journal of Theology.Philip S. Johnston is director of studies in theology and religious studies and senior tutor at Hughes Hall, Cambridge. He has taught at Belfast, St. Andrews and Oxford. He has published studies of Israelite afterlife beliefs, and has an interest in Israel past and present--along with a commitment to reconciliation. His other books include Les Psaumes, Interpreting the Psalms (coeditor with David Firth), Shades of Sheol and The Land of Promise (coeditor with Peter Walker).