Peter C. Craigie was Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Calgary at the time of his death in 1985. He publications in Old Testament studies included The Book of Deuteronomy (Eerdmans and Hodder & Stoughton, 1976) and The Problem of War in the Old Testament (Eerdmans, 1978), as well as numerous articles on Ugaritic studies.
Dr. Page H. Kelley is Professor of Old Testament interpretation at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He holds the Th.D. from that institution and has studies at Harvard Divinity School and Cambridge University, in addition to sabbatical studies in Israel and Southeast Asia. Previous publications include commentaries on Amos, Isaiah, and Malachi.
Dr. Joel Drinkard is Associate Professor of Old Testament at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he received his Ph.D. in 1980. He has also studied at Oxford University, John Hopkins University, and the University of Chicago and is author of numerous articles and reviews in professional journals and reference books.
Pamela Scalise, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Old Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary in Seattle. She holds an M.A., M.Ph., and Ph.D. from Yale University.
Thomas G. Smothers, Ph.D., is the Donald Williams Professor of Old Testament at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He holds a B.A. in English from Union University, a B.D. and his Ph.D. from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Bruce M. Metzger (1914 – 2007) was a biblical scholar, textual critic, and a longtime professor at Princeton Theological Seminary. Metzger is widely considered one of the most influential New Testament scholars of the 20th century. He was a general editor of the Word Biblical Commentary (1997 - 2007).
David A. Hubbard, former president and professor of Old Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, was a recognized biblical scholar. In addition to over 30 books, he has written numerous articles for journals, periodicals, reference works, and was regularly listed in several editions of Who's Who. Dr. Hubbard traveled throughout six continents and was heard worldwide on 'The Joyful Sound' radio program. Dr. Hubbard passed away in 1997.
Glenn W. Barker (d. 1984) was a general editor of the Word Biblical Commentary (1977 - 1984).
John D. W. Watts (1921 – 2013) was President of the Baptist Theological Seminary, Ruschlikon, Switzerland, and served as Professor of Old Testament at that institution, at Fuller Theological Seminary, and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. His numerous publications include commentaries on Isaiah (2 volumes), Amos, and Obadiah. He was Old Testament editor of the Word Biblical Commentary (1977 - 2011).
James W. Watts is a professor and chair of the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His teaching and research interests include biblical studies, especially the Torah/Pentateuch, ritual theories, rhetorical analysis, and comparative scriptures studies. He is a co-founder of the Iconic Books Project. He had served as the associate Old Testament editor of the Word Biblical Commentary (1997 - 2011).
Ralph P. Martin (1925-2013) was Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Fuller Theological Seminary and a New Testament Editor for the Word Biblical Commentary series. He earned the BA and MA from the University of Manchester, England, and the PhD from King's College, University of London. He was the author of numerous studies and commentaries on the New Testament, including Worship in the Early Church, the volume on Philippians in The Tyndale New Testament Commentary series. He also wrote 2 Corinthians and James in the WBC series.