Thomas H. Olbricht is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Religion, Pepperdine University. He has taught at the University of Dubuque, Pennsylvania State University, Abilene Christian University, and Pepperdine. He has written or edited twenty-two books and has published over a hundred essays in books on biblical studies, rhetorical analysis of the Scriptures, and church history. He has lectured on six continents and in most of the fifty states. He lives in retirement in South Berwick, Maine.