TERRY BALL is a Professor of Ancient Scripture at Brigham Young University. He is a former Dean of the Religious Education and Chair of the Department of Ancient Scripture. Prior to teaching at BYU he spent 12 years as a Seminary and Institute teacher. He received his B.S. from BYU in Botany and Education. His M.A. is from BYU in Ancient Near Eastern Studies, and his Ph.D. is from BYU in Archaeobotany with an emphasis in the ancient Near East. He has taught and traveled extensively in the Holy Land, including teaching at the BYU Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies.