Dr. William Brown is William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary. Brown has abiding interests in the use of Scripture in the life of the church and in contemporary theological discourse. Some of his specific interests are Psalms, wisdom literature, Genesis, creation theology, history of ancient Israel, and modern literary theory. His Ph. D. is from Emory University and his M. Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary. He was a Henry Luce III Fellow in Theology in 2007‐08, and his research was published in 2010 by Oxford University Press as The Seven Pillars of Creation: The Bible, Science, and the Ecology of Wonder. His most recent books include Wisdom’s Wonder: Character, Crisis, and Creation in the Bible’s Wisdom Literature (Eerdmans), the edited volume Oxford Handbook to the Psalms (Oxford), and Sacred Sense: Discovering the Wonder of God’s Word and World (Eerdmans). Bill is also an avid Sunday School teacher. Bill and Gail have two grown daughters, Ella and Hannah.