Early Historical Books (Joshua–Kings)

  Conveners: Kenneth Way, David Firth, Ralph K. Hawkins, Jillian Ross      Email conveners

This Research 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.

David Firth, Trinity College Bristol, Presiding (5 min)

Jillian L. Ross, Liberty University
Cultic Rites and Doing Right: A Contextual Critical Critique of the Deliverer Judges (20 min)

Matthew Bach, Trinity College Bristol/Aberdeen University
But can he fight? Re-approaching Saul’s Characterization as Royal Warrior (20 min)

Zachary J. Schoening, Fuller Theological Seminary
Saul’s Ultimate Failure: The True Tragedy of 1 Samuel 28 (20 min)

Nathan Chambers, Wiser Lake Chapel
Cultic Personnel in the Characterization of Saul and David (20 min)

David B. Schreiner, Wesley Biblical Seminary
Breaking the Siege: Examining the נַעֲרֵי שָׂרֵי הַמְּדִינוֹת  in 1 Kgs 20 (20 min)

Discussion (15 min)