Dr. Leon J. Wood (1918-1977) was professor of Old Testament Studies and Dean of the Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary. He was educated at Calvin Theological Seminary with graduate studies in Israel through New York University and at the Oriental Institute, Chicago. He received his Ph.D. degree from Michigan State University . He has also authored "Elijah: Prophet of God"; "A Survey of Israel's History"; "The Holy Spirit in the Old Testament" and "Israel's United Monarchy".