Gary Yates is Professor of Old Testament Studies at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary in Lynchburg, Virginia where he has taught since 2003. Prior to that he taught at Cedarville University in Ohio and pastored churches in Kansas and Virginia. He has a Th.M. and Ph.D. in Old Testament Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. His teaching interests are the Old Testament Prophets, the Psalms, Biblical Hebrew, and Biblical Theology. He is the co-author of The Essentials of the Old Testament (B&H, 2012) and The Message of the Twelve (B&H, forthcoming) and has written journal articles and chapters for other works. Gary continues to be involved in teaching and preaching in the local church. He and his wife Marilyn have three children.