Philip J. King, a priest of the Archdiocese of Boston, is Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at Boston College. Past President of the American Schools of Oriental Research, the Catholic Biblical Association of America, and the Society of Biblical Literature, he is currently Director of the Shelby White-Leon Levy Program for Archaeological Publications Lawrence E. Stager is Dorot Professor of the Archaeology of Israel, Harvard University, and Director of the Harvard Semitic Museum. He directs the Leon Levy Expedition to Ashkelon in Israel. His archaeological research and writing focus on ancient Mediterranean cultures of Canaanites, Phoenicians, Philistines, and IsraelitesPhilip J. King is the author of 'Life in Biblical Israel (Library of Ancient Israel)', published 2002 under ISBN 9780664221485 and ISBN 0664221483.