J. Thomas Hewitt, PhD
I am originally from South Carolina and now live in the Pacific Northwest with my wife and children. I received my PhD in New Testament from the University of Edinburgh where my research focused on the Pauline epistles and early Jewish messianism. Prior to my doctoral candidacy, I completed a related MLitt at the University of St. Andrews and a MDiv at Covenant Theological Seminary. I also hold a BS in psychology and music from Furman University. My current research focuses on the degree and nature of creativity involved in early Jewish and Christian biblical interpretation. For more information, see https://edinburgh.academia.edu/JThomasHewitt.
Rabbi Dr. David Moster
I grew up in Lower Merion, Pennsylvania and now live in Yonkers, New York with my wife and two children. I received my PhD from Bar-Ilan University in Ramat Gan, Israel under the tutelage of Professor Yigal Levin, a world expert in biblical history and geography. Before attending Bar-Ilan, I spent two years in Israel and a decade in New York City, where I received a Bachelor's, two Master's, and a Rabbinical Degree from Yeshiva University, as well as a Master's in Ancient Israel from New York University. In addition to my peer-reviewed articles (available here), I recently authored Etrog: How a Chinese Fruit Became a Jewish Symbol (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018). In addition to my work at the IBC, I am also a Fellow in the Department of Judaic Studies at Brooklyn College.