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 explore the theme of “Empire, Power, and Politics in the Twelve.” Presenters will provide a short (20 mins) synopsis of their papers, followed by an extended time of discussion. For more information please contact Beth M. Stovell at, Colin M. Toffelmire at, and George Athas at

Colin Toffelmire, Ambrose University College, Presiding

George Athas, Moore Theological College
Empire, Power, and Politics in the Twelve: Setting the Scene (20 min)

Discussion (10 min)

Joel Barker, Heritage College & Seminary
The Place of Zion in the Political Landscape of the Twelve (20 min)

Discussion (10 min)

Daniel Timmer, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary
Empires, Power, and Politics across the Twelve: YHWH, National Identity, and Destiny (20 min)

Discussion (10 min)

General Discussion

Discussion (30 min)