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/the Minor Prophets. This year we will continue to explore the theme of “Empire, Power, and Politics in the Twelve.”

If you would like to present in our session, email title and abstract to Beth M. Stovell (, George Athas (, Daniel Timmer ( and Colin M. Toffelmire ( by February 28th, 2020.

  • George Athas, Moore Theological College, Presiding (5 min)
  • Terence J. Kleven, Central College
    For I Will Cleanse Their Blood (ונקיתי דמם ) that I Have Not Cleansed’: A Rhetorical Study of the Depiction of the People, the Land and the Nations in the Book of Joel (30 min)
  • Nathan Lovell, George Whitefield College
    Pax Assyriaca or Pax Zion? Micah’s Logic of Peace and Militarism (30 min)
  • Chelsea Mak, Emory University
    “Therefore, The Land Mourns”: Deportation, Desolation, and Imperial Politics in the Book of the Twelve (30 min)
  • Discussion (25 min)