ALEX VARUGHESE is professor of biblical literature at Mount Vernon Nazarene University and has been a member of the Department of Religion at MVNU since 1982. Previous to his current position, he served as a professor in the Religion department at Eastern Nazarene College. He is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene and holds B.Sc. and M. Sc. degrees from the University of Kerala, India. He received his M.A. in Religion from Olivet Nazarene University and M. Div. from Nazarene Theological Seminary. He also holds M. Phil. and Ph. D. degrees in Biblical Studies from Drew University.