Martin Goodman (DPhil 1980, Oxford) is Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Oxford. He has published extensively on the political, social and religious history of the Jews in the Roman empire, including his Rome and Jerusalem: The Clash of Ancient Civilizations (Penguin, 2007).
George H. van Kooten (PhD 2001, Leiden) is Professor of New Testament & Early Christianity at the University of Groningen. He has published extensively on the Greco- Roman context of the New Testament, including the opening chapter of The Routledge Companion to Early Christian Thought (Routledge, 2010).
Jacques T.A.G.M. van Ruiten (PhD 1990, Amsterdam) is Associate Professor of Old Testament & Early Judaism at the University of Groningen. He has published extensively on the reception history of biblical texts, especially in early Judaism including Primaeval History Interpreted: The Rewriting of Genesis 1–11 in the Book of Jubilees (Brill, 2000).