Brent A. Strawn is Professor of Old Testament at the Candler School of Theology and the Graduate Division of Religion at Emory University, where he is also affiliated with the Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies and a Senior Fellow in the Center for the Study of Law and Religion.  He also directs the Doctor of Ministry program for Candler.  He has authored and edited numerous books and articles, including The Bible and the Pursuit of Happiness: What the Old and New Testaments Teach Us about the Good Life (2012), The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Law (2014), and The Old Testament Is Dying: A Diagnosis and Recommended Treatment (2017).  He was a member of the editorial board and translation team ofThe Common English Bible (2011).  He preaches and teaches across the country and has appeared on CNN numerous times on topics ranging from the Bible and politics, religious holidays, and gun violence.  He is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church (North Georgia Conference) and is married with three children.