Early Historical Books (Joshua–Kings)

Historical-cultural and literary-theological exploration of the Old Testament historical books that are set in the pre-exilic period, including the so-called deuteronomistic history as well as the book of Ruth. This year we had an open call for papers focused on the intertextual use of Torah in the early historical books. For more information, contact Ralph Hawkins (rhawkins@averett.edu ) and Kenneth Way (ken.way@biola.edu).

  • Ralph Hawkins, Averett University, Welcome (1 min)
  • Nathan Chambers, Wiser Lake Chapel
    The Hermeneutics of Joshua (21 min)
  • Daniel E. Kim, Talbot School of Theology (Biola University)
    The Crime of Gibeah: A Reassessment through the Lens of Deuteronomy (21 min)
  • Discussion(7 min)
  • Benjamin Johnson, LeTourneau University
    From Tower to Temple: An Intertextual Reading of Genesis 11–12, 2 Samuel 7, and 1 Kings 8 (21 min)
  • Nathan Lovell, George Whitefield College
    “A King Who Turned to Yahweh With All His Heart”: The Role of Deuteronomy in the Narrative Construction of Royal Ideology in the Book of Kings (21 min)
  • Gary E. Schnittjer, Cairn University
    Legal Blend and Intermarriage in 1 Kings 11:1–4 (21 min)
  • Discussion (7 min)