About the Author
Michael F. Bird is lecturer in theology at Crossway College and honorary research associate at the University of Queensland. He has published several articles on the linguistic background to the gospels and the Gospel of Mark and is the author of Jesus and the Origins of the Gentile Mission. James G. Crossley is lecturer in New Testament at the University of Sheffield. He is the author of The Date of Mark's Gospel: Insight from the Law in Earliest Christianity and Why Christianity Happened: A Socio historical Account of Christian Origins 2650 C.E. .