Early Historical Books (Joshua–Kings)

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Early Historical Books (Joshua-Kings)
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Governor's Square 17 (Plaza Tower - Concourse Level) - Sheraton Downtown (SD)

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. In keeping with our vision to facilitate research on leadership and authority in Joshua-Kings, we had an open call for papers on administrative, military, or cultic personnel/titles. For 2022, we had an open call for papers on messengers, prophets/prophecy, oracles, or divinatory devices. For more information, please contact David Firth ([email protected]), Ralph Hawkins ([email protected]), Kenneth Way ([email protected]), and Jillian Ross ([email protected])

David FirthTrinity College - Bristol, Presiding (5 min)

Kenneth C. Way, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University
Divinatory Media in the Prophetic Book of Judges (20 min)

Ralph K. Hawkins, Averett University
Saul and the "Spring of the Oracular Sanctuary” (1 Samuel 28:3-25) (20 min)

Ethan C. Jones, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
A Divine Mockery: Elijah and the Prophets of Baal (1 Kgs 18:27-28) (20 min)

Richard S. Hess, Denver Seminary
The Role of Elisha in 2 Kings (20 min)

Rick Wadholm Jr., Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
Songs of the Spirit: The Prophetic Melody of the Former Prophets (20 min)

Discussion (15 min)