Dr. Elaine Phillips has done 4 lectures on the book of Esther and 36 lectures on Old Testament Literature and 3 on Historical Geography. She has a B.A. from Cornell University and a M. Div. from Biblical Theological Seminary. After receiving her M.A. from the Jerusalem University College she has taught there during short term programs for many years. She received her Ph. D. from The Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning, and is a Professor of Old Testament at Gordon College, Wenham, MA where she has taught for over a decade.