The Book of the Twelve Prophets in Biblical Scholarship

The “Book of the Twelve Prophets in Biblical Scholarship” group focuses on synchronic approaches to the study of the Book of the Twelve/Twelve Minor Prophets. This year we will continue to explore the theme of “Theodicy and Hope in the Book of the Twelve.” We welcome paper submissions using diverse methods, as well as papers that focus on the analysis of texts (of whatever scope) within the Twelve. Papers will be circulated to the group by 15 September 2016. During the session itself presenters will provide a short (10 mins) synopsis of their papers, followed by an extended time of discussion. For more information please contact Beth M. Stovell at and Colin M. Toffelmire at


4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Bonham D (3rd Level) - Grand Hyatt (GH)

Colin Toffelmire, Ambrose University, Presiding

Daniel Timmer, FTE-Acadia University
‘Ah, Assyria (Is No More)!’ Retribution, Theodicy, and Hope in Nahum (25 min)

Anthony Pyles, McMaster Divinity College
'Esau have I Hated,' but what of Edom? Ethnic Identity and Unpardonable Sins in the Twelve (25 min)

David Fuller, McMaster Divinity College
The Triumph of Hope in Habakkuk(25 min)

George Athas, Moore Theological College
The Failure of Davidic Hope? Configuring Theodicy in Zechariah and Malachi in Support of a Davidic Kingdom (25 min)

Discussion (10 min)

Business Meeting (10 min)