Reading the Old Testament by Lawrence Boadt, CSP, was recognized as a classic almost from its date of publication in 1984. Without in any way diminishing its famed clarity, judiciousness, and theological depth, two prominent scholars, Richard Clifford and Daniel Harrington, have brought the book into the twenty-first century.
Richard J. Clifford, SJ, is a professor of Old Testament at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry and founding dean. A graduate of Weston Jesuit School of Theology (STL) and Harvard University (PhD), he was general editor of the Catholic Biblical Quarterly and is a former president of the Catholic Biclical Association.
Daniel J. Harrington, SJ, is a professor of New Testament at teh Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. He received his doctorate in biblical languages and literature from Harvard University in 1970. He has been general editor of New Testament Abstracts since 1972 and is a past president of the Catholic Biblical Association of America (1985-86). He is the author of more than fifty books on various aspects of biblical studies.