Bryan J. Whitfield is Professor of Religion at Mercer University. A native of Georgia, he is an ordained Baptist minister and has served parishes in Georgia, Kentucky, and Indiana.  He is the author of “Canon Formation” and “Reading Other People’s Mail” in Teaching the Bible: Practical Strategies for Classroom Instruction (ed. Mark Roncace and Patrick Gray; Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature Resources for Biblical Study, 2005) and “Pioneer and Perfecter: Joshua Traditions and the Christology of Hebrews” in A Cloud of Witnesses: The Theology of Hebrews in its Ancient Contexts (ed. Richard Bauckham, et. al.; London: T & T Clark, 2008).

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