People who land on this page usually want to know one (or more) thing: (1) Who is this person? (2) What do you hope to achieve with the site and all accompanying podcasts, books, videos, etc.? (3) What do you believe – what drives you? I hope the following helps because it’s important to me that people understand what I believe (and don’t) and what drives me to do what I do. Especially I have done a lot of media interviews. Consider this page (and my FAQ) the definitive source for who I am and what I think.
I am a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (MA, Ancient History) and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (MA, PhD, Hebrew Bible and Semitic Studies). I have over a dozen years of college classroom teaching experience and another decade of distance learning experience. I am currently a resident scholar at Logos Bible Software, a company that produces ancient text databases and other digital resources for antiquity and biblical studies. You can get more detailed answers about my academic background by reading my resume.
In short, my homepage, podcast, other sites, and writing are all about quality content for those who want specific things: