MITCHEL MODINE has lived and worked in Asia for ten years. He holds a PhD in Old Testament from Drew University, New Jersey, USA. He is a faculty member of Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary and the Asia Graduate School of Theology, and he has taught students in four Asian countries and the USA. He is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene. He is the author of three other books, including commentaries on Jeremiah 26–52 and 1–2 Chronicles. He has contributed articles to both popular and scholarly collections. He and his wife, a native of the Philippines, live in Mega Manila.