Kevin L. Barney (J.D., University
of Illinois and LL.M., DePaul University) is a partner in the Chicago office
of Kutak Rock LLP, where he practices public finance law. He studied classics
at Brigham Young University prior to going to law school. He has published
articles on Latter-day Saint scripture in the Journal of Book of Mormon
, the FARMS Review,
the Ensign, BYU Studies, and Dialogue.

E. Douglas Clark (M.B.A., J.D., Brigham Young University) is an attorney
and the international policy director of United Families International. He
is the author of several books and articles, including The Grand Design:
America from Columbus to Zion
; Fathers and Sons in the Book of Mormon; the article on "Abraham" in the Encyclopedia
of Mormonism
; the foreword for
Hugh Nibley’s Abraham in Egypt;
"A Powerful New Resource for Studying the Book of Abraham," in the
FARMS Review (15/1); and
a biography of Abraham to be published by Covenant Communications in the fall
of 2005.

Richard D. Draper (Ph.D., Brigham
Young University) is professor of ancient scripture and associate dean of
religious education at Brigham Young University. He specializes in prophecy
and in apocalyptic and New Testament studies. One of his recent articles is
"Jesus’ Prophecies of His Death and Resurrection," in From the
Last Supper through the Resurrection: The Savior’s Final Hours
ed. Richard Neitzel Holzapfel and Thomas Wayment
(Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2003).

John Gee (Ph.D., Yale University) is the William "Bill"
Gay Associate Research Professor of Egyptology at the Institute for the Study
and Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts, Brigham Young University, where
he is series co-editor for Studies in the Book of Abraham. He is the author
of several articles on Egyptology, the Joseph Smith Papyri, the Book of Abraham,
and the Book of Mormon.

William J. Hamblin (Ph.D., University
of Michigan) is associate professor of history at Brigham Young University,
specializing in Near Eastern History. His latest book is Warfare in the
Ancient Near East to 1600 BC
(forthcoming, Routledge, 2005).

Brian M. Hauglid (Ph.D., University of Utah) is associate professor
of ancient scripture at Brigham Young University. He is series co-editor for
Studies in the Book of Abraham, a member of the editorial board of the Eastern
Christian Texts series, and co-compiler and co-editor (with John Tvedtnes
and John Gee) of Traditions about the Early Life of Abraham (Provo, UT: FARMS, 2001). He has authored articles
on Abraham, Islam, and other topics in ancient scripture.

Andrew H. Hedges (Ph.D, University
of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) is associate professor of church history
and doctrine at Brigham Young University. He has published several articles
on the early history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and
is co-editor of The Disciple as Witness: Essays in Honor of Richard Lloyd
(Provo, UT: FARMS, 2000).

Janet Carpenter Hovorka (M.A., Brigham
Young University) has worked as a researcher, religion instructor, and librarian,
with specific interests in the way ancient women, especially women in the
scriptures, have shaped women’s roles in modern times. She is currently involved
as a founder, teacher, and librarian at John Hancock Charter School in Pleasant
Grove, Utah. Janet also founded Generation Maps, an online, genealogy chart-printing
service, with her husband Kim Hovorka.

Jennifer C. Lane (Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University) is assistant
professor of religious education at Brigham Young University—Hawaii.
She has authored articles for several Sperry Symposium publications, as well
as the Journal of Book of Mormon Studies, and the FARMS Review. She currently serves as the vice president of the
Society for Mormon Philosophy and Theology. Her research includes Latter-day
Saint theology, passion piety, and the Franciscans in Jerusalem and Asia.

Jared Ludlow (Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley and the
Graduate Theological Union) is associate professor of history and religion
at Brigham Young University—Hawaii. He received his doctorate in Near
Eastern religions, with a primary focus on ancient Judaism and early Christianity.
His book Abraham Meets Death: Narrative Humor in the Testament of Abraham
was published in 2002 by Sheffield Academic Press.

J. Ward Moody (Ph.D., University of Michigan) is professor of physics
and astronomy at Brigham Young University. He has published on topics ranging
from comets to galaxy nuclei. He is the managing editor of the Astronomical
Society of the Pacific Conference Series, a world-leading publisher of astronomy
conference proceedings. He currently heads the physical science program and
received the BYU Alcuin award in 2001 for excellence in general education

Peter C. Nadig (Ph.D., University
of DŸsseldorf) is a lecturer in ancient history at the University of DŸsseldorf
and is currently a research assistant at Aachen University. He earned a postdoctoral
degree (phil. habil.) from DŸsseldorf. His research areas include the Roman
Republic and early Christianity, as well as ancient and Hellenistic Egypt.

Daniel C. Peterson (Ph.D., University
of California, Los Angeles) is associate professor of Islamic studies and
Arabic at Brigham Young University. He studied for several years in Jerusalem
and Cairo. He is associate executive director and codirector of research for
the Institute for the Study and Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts, where
he is also editor of the FARMS Review and executive editor of
the Middle Eastern Texts Initiative, which includes the Islamic Translation
Series and the Eastern Christian Texts series. He is the author of numerous
articles on the subject of ancient scripture.

Michael D. Rhodes (M.S., University of New Mexico) is associate research
professor of ancient scripture at Brigham Young University. He has done graduate
work in Egyptology at Johns Hopkins University, the Freie Universitπt Berlin,
and Oxford University and in archaeology at the University of Utah. He has
worked at archaeological digs in G”za, Egypt, and Petra, Jordan. He is the
author of The Hor Book of Breathings: A Translation and Commentary
(Provo, UT: FARMS, 2002).