Dr Anthony Loke is an independent researcher, freelance author and educator in the area of biblical studies. His PhD, from the University of Wales, was on the ‘Fear not’ oracles in Deutero-Isaiah. He was formerly teaching in an ecumenical seminary in Malaysia for 19 years and a pastor with the Methodist Church for 32 years. He and his wife have two grown-up children and two guinea pigs. Anthony has used the NRSVA for this version.