About the Author
John J. Collins
is Holmes Professor of Old Testament Criticism and Interpretation at Yale Divinity School in New Haven, Connecticut. His books include Daniel
, a commentary in the Hermeneia series, and The Bible after Bable: Historical Criticism in a Postmodern Age
. He is co-editor of the three-volume Encyclopedia of Apocalypticism
and has participated in the editing of the Dead Sea Scrolls
. He has served as president of both the Catholic Biblical Association and the Society of Biblical Literature.