Jessica Whisenant began her career teaching ancient Near Eastern history and biblical Hebrew as a graduate student at the University of Michigan and briefly at the University of Oregon. She has led numerous studies on the texts of the Old Testament at several churches around the country and in Germany where she currently resides. She combines this experience with archaeological field experience at sites in Israel, Jordan, and Syria. Jessica earned her BA studying British history and French language and literature at a small liberal arts college in Tennessee. She went on to earn an M.A. and then a Ph.D. in Ancient Near Eastern studies at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.