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 “Empire, Power, and Politics in 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 on these topics. For more information, please contact Beth M. Stovell at, George Athas at, Daniel Timmer at and Colin M. Toffelmire 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)