Nicholas J. Frederick was an assistant professor of ancient scripture at Brigham Young University when this was written. He was born in Provo and raised in Delta, Utah (Go Rabbits!). After returning from a mission in Brussels, Belgium, he attended BYU, where he received his BA in Classics and his MA in comparative studies. While completing his MA, he taught part-time for the Classics Department and for the Department of Ancient Scripture at BYU. He then attended Claremont Graduate University, where he completed a PhD in the history of Christianity with an emphasis in Mormon studies. His research focuses primarily on the intertextual relationship between the text of the Bible and Mormon scripture. He enjoys teaching courses on the Book of Mormon and the New Testament, particularly the writings of Paul and the book of Revelation. He is married to Julie Parker Frederick and is the father of three children. He is passionate about all sports, especially baseball, and enjoys watching old films and reading good books.