Early Historical Books (Joshua - Kings)

This group is focused on 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.  Emphasis is placed on historical-cultural and literary-theological approaches to interpretation. For more information please contact Ralph Hawkins (rhawkins@averett.edu) and Ken Way (ken.way@biola.edu).


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

Kenneth Way, Biola University, Presiding
Ralph Hawkins, Averett University, Welcome (5 min)

Jillian L. Ross, Liberty University
The Ring Composition of Judges Revisited: Allusive Texts in the Book of Judges (20 min)

Eric Barrios, Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
Danites: Descendants of Israel or Greece? (20 min)

Ryan J. Cook, Moody Theological Seminary - Chicago
Pious Eli? The Characterization of Eli in 1 Samuel 3:18 (20 min)

David B. Schreiner, Wesley Biblical Seminary
“Now Rehoboam son of Solomon reigned in Judah”: Pondering the Semantic and Structural Significance of 1 Kings 14:21 (20 min)

Kyle R. Greenwood, Colorado Christian University
Anonymous Biblical Kings in Light of the Assyrian and Babylonian Chronicles (20 min)

Discussion (15 min)