Dr. Craig A. Evans, Distinguished Professor of Christian Origins at Houston Baptist University in Texas, has published more than 600 scholarly studies, including more than 70 books. He is a member of the Institute for Biblical Research, the Society of Biblical Literature, and the prestigious Society of New Testament Studies. He has served as the editor-in-chief of the Bulletin for Biblical Research and has served on several editorial boards of journals and scholarly monograph series. Dr. Evans has won awards for three of his books. In 2006 he received the Acadia University Alumni Award for Scholarly Excellence and in 2007 he was given the Leadership Award by Crandall University (Moncton, New Brunswick).