Coming Soon…

The next two episodes of Out of Exile are scheduled to appear on May 5 and 19. Here’s a preview:

  • May 5: We discuss Benj’s dissertation on the tribe of Benjamin in the DtrH and Chronicles. The conversation wanders to the theological impact of the Babylonian Exile, and identity formation.
  • May 19: Sparked by Rebekah’s recent studies on Judges 17-18, we discuss these strange narratives (Micah, his personal priest, and the Danite migration) and their context in the book of Judges. The conversation moves to redaction criticism, the ethical ambiguity of some biblical narratives, and the puzzling "staying power" of certain traditions.

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Discussion #3: Cult Statues and the Image of God

Rebekah and Benj discuss Rebekah’s research on ANE cult statues and the image of God in the Hebrew Bible.

Some of Rebekah’s previous writings on this topic: