The Book of the Twelve Prophets in Biblical Scholarship

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The Book of the Twelve Prophets in Biblical Scholarship 
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Plaza Court 2 (Plaza Tower - Concourse Level) - Sheraton Downtown (SD)

This year we will begin a new topic on “Change and the Book of the Twelve.” Prophets spoke and wrote with the purpose of eliciting responses from their audiences. This makes change one of the pivotal features of the prophetic phenomenon. Our research group wishes to explore this phenomenon as it pertains to the Book of the Twelve. Several questions might be asked. What kinds of change does the Twelve envision? What trajectories of change are traced in the Book of the Twelve? How is change engendered, and what role did prophets have in this? Who is targeted for change, and why? What are the political, social, economic, theological, and psychological dimensions of change? How do “characters” within the Twelve change? How does the concept of change inform an understanding of God? How does it inform the depiction of the past and frame the depiction of the future? For more information, please contact Beth M. Stovell ([email protected]), George Athas ([email protected]), and Daniel Timmer ([email protected]).

Daniel Timmer, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Presiding (5 min)

Beth Stovell, Ambrose University and Daniel Timmer, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary
Change and the Book of the Twelve (30 min)

Amy N. Allan, Wheaton College
From Fiery Anger to Exuberant Joy: The Rhetorical Purpose of Depicting God with Emotions in the Book of the Four (30 min)

David Zamora, Wheaton College
Leadership in Zechariah as a model for social change: Janzen’s paradigms and Latin America’s future (30 min)

Roundtable Discussion (25 min)