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" with invited papers. For more information please contact Beth M. Stovell at, Colin M. Toffelmire at, and George Athas at

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3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Room: Northeastern (Third Level) - Boston Marriott Copley Place (MCP)

Beth Stovell, Ambrose University College and Seminary, Presiding

Heath Thomas, Oklahoma Baptist University
Hope through Human Trafficking? Theodicy in Joel 4:4-8 (30 min)

Michael Floyd, Independent Scholar
The Hope of Habakkuk in the Anthropocene Age (30 min)

Grace Ko, Tyndale University College and Seminary (Ontario)
Theodicy and Hope in the Book of the Twelve (30 min)

Discussion (20 min)
Business Meeting (10 min)