Dr. Mudliar was born in Mumbai, India and began his training at Union Biblical Seminary in Pune, India, receiving a Bachelor of Theology degree. He followed this with a Master of Divinity degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and M.A. and Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible and Northwest Semitic Philology from Johns Hopkins University. Ordained to the gospel ministry in 2000, he has served in churches in Maryland and Oklahoma, and has taught at, among others, Oklahoma Baptist University, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Bethel Seminary of the East. A member of the Evangelical Theological Society and the Society of Biblical Literature, he has been published in several journals. Ishwaran and his wife Hannah have three children.