Kenneth L. Hanson is an associate professor in the University of Central Florida Judaic Studies Program. He earned a Ph.D. in Judaic Studies from the University of Texas at Austin, in 1991. He has since published five books, including: Dead Sea Scrolls: The Untold Story (San Francisco, Council Oak Books, 1997),Kabbalah: Three Thousand Years of Mystic Tradition (San Francisco, Council Oak Books, 1998), Words of Light: Spiritual Wisdom from the Dead Sea Scrolls (San Francisco, Council Oak Books, 2000), Secrets from the Lost Bible (San Francisco, Council Oak Books, 2005), and Blood Kin of Jesus (San Francisco, Council Oak Books, 2010). He has also published a number of scholarly articles focusing on the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Judaism of late antiquity. His research was featured in the 2007 History Channel documentary, "Banned from the Bible II." Dr. Hanson continues to give public lectures in multiple venues. He teaches a wide range of Judaic Studies courses, including Jewish history and culture, the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Hebrew Bible.