Samuel L. Adams is the Mary Jane and John F. McNair Chair in Biblical Studies at Union Presbyterian Seminary. He holds a Ph.D. from Yale University in Religious Studies (Hebrew Bible), an M.Div. degree from the University of Chicago, and a B.A. (History) from Davidson College. He is an ordained Teaching Elder in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and has served churches in Chicago, Connecticut, and Richmond. He has written books on wisdom literature and wealth and poverty in the biblical world. Other interests include apocalypticism, the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Bible and film, and the Bible and Christian theology in the context of American political discourse. Adams is editor of the seminary’s journal, Interpretation.