Mike Feuer shies away from the title co-author, preferring to be called creative co-conspirator instead. He and Dave have lived bizarrely parallel lives. Born just four days apart, they were classmates at Colorado College, where they vaguely remember one another. After college, both made their way to Israel and threw themselves into studies of traditional Jewish texts. They finally met one another almost fifteen years after first starting school together, when they became two of the founders of a new institution in Jerusalem, Sulam Yaakov, where they each did their Rabbinic training. Dave Mason began The Age of Prophecy almost six years before the publication of the first book, The Lamp of Darkness. Several years into the work, he asked Mike to come on as a research assistant, drawing on Mike’s vast knowledge of subjects ranging from geology, to ancient history, to textual analysis. When Mike’s work greatly exceeded Dave’s expectations, Dave bumped him up to c0-author status.