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Dr. Ralph K. Hawkins is an Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Averett University, in Danville, Virginia. He completed a Doctor of Ministry degree in 1999 at the School of Theology at the University of the South, in Sewanee, TN, and a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Archaeology in 2007. In addition to numerous articles and reviews in Old Testament and Near Eastern archaeology, he has recently published The Iron Age I Structure on Mt. Ebal: Excavation and Interpretation (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2012) and How Israel became a People(Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 2013). An ordained minister, Hawkins has also written pastoral books, including While I Was Praying: Finding Insights about God in Old Testament Prayers (Smyth & Helwys, 2006), and Leadership Lessons: Avoiding the Pitfalls of King Saul (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2013). He and his wife, Cathy, have three daughters, Hannah (15), Sarah (13) and Mary (9), and a son, Adam (7).