Sandra Richter is Professor of Old Testament at Wesley Biblical Seminary and Affiliate Professor of Old Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary. She received her MA from Gordon-Conwell and her Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible from Harvard University’s Near Eastern Language and Civilizations department. One of her particular contributions at Wesley and Asbury has been the creation of an Israel Studies program specializing in historical geography and archaeology. Dr. Richter has taught as an adjunct professor at Gordon College and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, as an instructor at Harvard Divinity School, and as a teaching fellow at Harvard University. Her academic accomplishments include a number of teaching awards, academic papers and publications, including The Deuteronomistic History and the Name Theology: lĕšakkēn šĕmô šām in the Bible and the Ancient Near East (BZAW 318/2002), and “The Place of the Name in Deuteronomy” (Vetus Testamentum 57/2007), and The Epic of Eden: A Christian Entry into the Old Testament with InterVarsity Press (2008). Her current research interests include ongoing work in the Book of Deuteronomy as well as the intersection between biblical law and contemporary environmental issues. Dr. Richter is a popular speaker in both academic and lay venues largely because she is uniquely gifted in bringing the technicalities of the Academy within the reach of the laity.