JOESPH COLESON is professor emeritus of Old Testament at Nazarene Theological Seminary. He received his B.A. from Indiana Wesleyan University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Brandeis University. He has served as coeditor of Kardia, the journal of Western Evangelical Seminary; a member of the translation team of the New Living Translation; and a member of Eighth Oxford Institute of Methodist Theological Studies.