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Robert (Bob) Mullins has taught at Azusa Pacific University for the past fifteen years. He joined the faculty of APU after earning his Ph.D. in Archaeology from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem where he also served as a research assistant to Professor Amihai Mazar and the Beth-Shean Valley Archaeological Project. In addition to Beth-Shean, Rehov, and Gezer, Bob has also excavated at Tell Atchana (Alalakh) and Zincirli (Sam’al) in southeastern Turkey. He currently co-directs the Joint Expedition to Abel Beth Maacah with Dr. Naama Yahalom-Mack and Dr. Nava Panitz-Cohen of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His most recent publication is the Old Testament portion of the Atlas of the Biblical World by Fortress Press. His research interests include Egypt and Canaan in the Late Bronze Age, early state formation during the Iron Age, and the history of Israelite religion.