Caryn A. Reeder is Associate Professor New Testament at Westmont College, Santa Barbara, California. She holds a Ph.D. in New Testament and an M.Phil. in Old Testament from the University of Cambridge, an M.A. in biblical studies from Wheaton College, and a B.A. in psychology and religious studies from Augustana College. This blog was part of her 2013-14 Fulbright Scholar Grant in the West Bank.