Bart D. Ehrman is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has published numerous books and articles, including The New Testament, Fifth Edition (2011), The Apocryphal Gospels (2011), The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture, Second Edition (2011), and Forgery and Counter-forgery (2012), all published by Oxford University Press.
Jason A. Staples prepared the ancillary materials for this edition. He is a Ph.D. Candidate in Ancient Mediterranean Religions at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He holds a B.A. and an M.A. in Religions of Western Antiquity from Florida State University and is currently writing a dissertation examining the connections between apocalyptic Israelite restoration eschatology, Paul’s mission to the Gentiles, and Paul’s view of Israel.