Discussion #5: Judges 17-18

Sparked by Rebekah’s recent studies on Judges 17-18, our hosts 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.

Some of Rebekah’s work on this passage: http://rebekahmdevine.wix.com/blog#!micahs-cult-images/c2l6

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Discussion #4: Chronicles and the Tribe of Benjamin

Benj and Bekah 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.

For more of Benj’s writings on Chronicles (including the dissertation): http://thinkhardthinkwell.wordpress.com/chronicles