About the Author

Ronald L. Ecker received his B.A. in English at the University of Florida, and served two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Peru. He earned a Master of Library Science degree at Florida State University, and did postgraduate work in biblical studies at the Vanderbilt University Divinity School. He worked for several years as a librarian at Barry University and with the state of Florida. He is now a full-time writer. His other books include the Dictionary of Science and Creationism and And Adam Knew Eve: A Dictionary of Sex in the Bible. His complete modern-English translation (with Chaucer scholar Eugene J. Crook) of The Canterbury Tales is a widely adopted text in college and university literature courses. He is also a writer of Southern and country gospel songs.

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