University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies, Mary Jane Werthan Professor of Jewish Studies, and Professor of New Testament Studies at the Divinity School, Graduate Department of Religion, and Program in Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN; she is also Affiliated Professor, Woolf Institute, Centre for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations, Cambridge UK. Holding a B.A. from Smith College, M.A. and Ph.D. from Duke University, and honorary doctorates from the University of Richmond, the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, the University of South Carolina-Upstate, Drury University, Christian Theological Seminary, and Franklin College, Professor Levine has been awarded grants from the Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Council of Learned Societies. She has held office in the Society of Biblical Literature, the Catholic Biblical Association, and the Association for Jewish Studies. Her publications include The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus, The Meaning of the Bible: What the Jewish Scriptures and the Christian Old Testament Can Teach Us (with D. Knight), the edited collection, The Historical Jesus in Context, the thirteen-volume edited series, Feminist Companions to the New Testament and Early Christian Writings, The New Testament, Methods and Meanings (with W. Carter), and The Gospel of Luke (co-authored with B. Witherington III); She is also the co-editor with Marc Z. Brettler of the Jewish Annotated New Testament, now in a second, revised edition. With Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, she has published three volumes for children on Jesus’ parables. Professor Levine is the first Jew to be invited to teach a New Testament course at the Pontifical Biblical Institute.