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Carolyn A. Osiek is Catholic Distinguished Visiting Professor of New Testament at Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University, in Fort Worth, Texas. David L. Balch is Professor of New Testament at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, California. He is the author or coauthor of many books, including Families in the New Testament World: Households and House Churches; Early Christian Families in Context; and Homosexuality, Science, and the Plain Sense of Scripture.