About the Reviewers

Marilyn Arnold (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison) is emeritus professor of English, Brigham Young University.

Michael R. Ash is an electronics salesman in Ogden, Utah, and owner of MormonFortress.com, a Web site dedicated to providing articles and links that rebut anti-Mormon accusations.

Barry R. Bickmore (Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University) is assistant professor of geology at Brigham Young University. At the time of writing he was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Davis Bitton (Ph.D., Princeton University) is emeritus professor of history at the University of Utah and served for ten years as assistant church historian.

Ari D. Bruening is an undergraduate student at Brigham Young University majoring in philosophy.

Brant A. Gardner (M.A., SUNY, Albany) is project manager for aprivately held software firm. He has published articles on Nahuatl mythology and kinship and has formal training in Mesoamerican studies.

Alonzo Gaskill (Ph.D., Trinity Theological Seminary) serves as the director of the Stanford Institute of Religion of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

William J. Hamblin (Ph.D., University of Michigan) is associate professor of history at Brigham Young University.

Joseph A. Jenkins (MBA, Brigham Young University) currently serves as division director, facilities and construction management, for the state of Utah. He is a part-time Church Educational System institute teacher at Brigham Young University.

Hugh W. Nibley (Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley) is emeritus professor of ancient scripture at Brigham Young University.

David A. Paulsen (Ph.D., University of Michigan; J.D., University of Chicago Law School) is professor of philosophy at Brigham Young University.

Daniel C. Peterson (Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles) is associate executive director of the Institute for the Study and Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts at Brigham Young University and executive editor of its Middle Eastern Texts Initiative.

Marian Robertson-Wilson (Ph.D., University of Utah), a trained and experienced musician, has retired from a long university career and has served as a translator, author, and music editor for the Coptic Encyclopedia.

Darren T. Roulstone (Ph.D., University of Michigan) is assistant professor of accounting at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.

Raymond Takashi Swenson (LL.M., George Washington University School of Law) is senior counsel at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory in Idaho Falls, Idaho, and serves on the editorial advisory board of the Federal Facilities Environmental Journal.

Gordon C. Thomasson (Ph.D., Cornell University) is on the World History faculty of Broome Community College (SUNY).

John A. Tvedtnes (two M.A.s, University of Utah) is associated irector of research with the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies at Brigham Young University.

John W. Welch (J.D., Duke University) is the Robert K. Thomas Professor of Law at Brigham Young University. He is currently the editor in chief of BYU Studies.