Early Historical Books (Joshua–Kings)

  Sponsors: David Firth and Ralph Hawkins

Early Historical Books (Joshua - Kings)
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The “Early Historical Books (Joshua-Kings)” Research Group is focused on the Old Testament historical books that are set in the pre-exilic period, including the so-called Deuteronomistic history as well as the book of Ruth. Emphasis is placed on historical-cultural and literary-theological approaches to interpretation. With the 2023 annual meeting, we are beginning a three-year program on the theology of the land in these books. Over the three years we intend to look at the theme under the headings of “Land Gained,” “Land Retained” and “Land Lost.” Our hope is to demonstrate that each of these categories can be found across this corpus, and thus to broaden the awareness of the land theme. For 2023, we have an open call for papers on the first heading, “Land Gained.” Please e-mail title and abstract to David Firth ([email protected]) and Ralph Hawkins ([email protected]) by February 28, 2023.