This issue of the Journal of Biblical Literature marks my last as General Editor. On December 31, 2018, I will conclude a sixteen-year stint with the Journal: nine years as an editorial board member, and seven as General Editor. Since 2012, I have spent countless hours reading submissions, assigning them to reviewers, reading the reviews, making decisions, copyediting, and proofreading. No one will be surprised to learn that I look forward, just a bit, to having that time freed up for other tasks and pastimes. Yet as I look back on these years, it is not the time spent that first comes to mind but the satisfaction of being involved in a worthwhile enterprise, and gratitude for the opportunity to learn so much about our field, far beyond the limited areas of my own expertise. It has been a privilege and a pleasure to serve the Journal and the Society of Biblical Literature in this way. And it is with confidence that I turn the Journal over to the care of Mark Brett, who, I hope, will enjoy his tenure as General Editor much as I have enjoyed mine.

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