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Astrid B. Beck is on the faculty at the University of Michigan. She is managing editor of The Leningrad Codex, managing editor of The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary, co-editor of Fortunate the Eyes That See: Essays in Honor of David Noel Freedman in Celebration of His Seventieth Birthday, and general editor of the Biblical Resource Series.
David Noel Freedman (1922–2008) was a prolific and influential Bible and Dead Sea Scrolls scholar. For many years he held the Endowed Chair in Hebrew Biblical Studies at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of literally hundreds of books, the editor in chief of Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible, and the general editor of several distinguished series.