John Walton is a professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College in Illinois and an editor and writer of Old Testament comparative studies and commentaries. He received his Master of Biblical Studies from Wheaton Graduate School as well as his Ph.D. in Hebrew and Cognate Studies from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature and a Fellow at the Institute for Biblical Research. Throughout his research, Walton has focused his attention on comparing the culture and literature of the Bible and the ancient Near East. He has published dozens of books, articles and Bible translations, both as writer and editor, including his latest book The Lost World of Genesis One.