The entire volume is set within the context of Douglas A. Knight's contributions, which have encouraged a rigorous social-scientific and tradition-historical approach to the Hebrew Bible and ancient Israel in general.
- Table Of Contents
- Jon Berquist and Alice Hunt, The Contributions of Douglas A. Knight
- History and Contexts
- Jack Sasson, Vanderbilt University, Coveting the Second Temple Period
- Philip Davies, Sheffield University, The Origins of the Kingdom of Judah
- Neils P. Lemche, Copenhagen University, Shechem Revisited
- Israel Finkelstein, Tel Aviv University, Jerusalem: A Persian City
- Ken Stone, Chicago Theological Seminary, The Zoological Gaze in Post-Exilic Biblical Literature
- Julye Bidmead, Chapman University, From New Moon to New Moon: Women's Rituals in the Persian Period
- Texts and History
- Annalisa Azzoni, Vanderbilt University, Genesis: Creating Creation
- Kristin Swanson, Luther College, What happens when we read Judges in the Persian Period?
- Robert R. Wilson, Yale University, The Persian Period and the Shaping of the Prophetic Literature
- Deborah Appler, Moravian Theological Seminary, "'Digging in the Claws.' Daniel 4 and the Predatory Nature of Empire"
- Cheryl B. Anderson, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Ruth and Esther as Models for the Formation of God's People: Engaging Liberationist Critiques
- Amy-Jill Levine, Vanderbilt University, "Xenophobia" of Ezra/Nehemiah and Post-Colonial Views of "Jews"
- Herbert R. Marbury, Vanderbilt University, Nehemiah: Caught Between Court and Cult with Lessons for Church and State
- James Crenshaw, Duke University, Pondering the Passing of Time: Psalm 39 and Qoheleth
- Norman Gottwald, Pacific School of Religion, Ecclesiastes of the Hellenistic Period
- Jennifer L. Koosed, Albright College, The Chronicler Buries Saul
- David Penchansky, University of St. Thomas (St. Paul), Sophia and Simon: The Two Poles of Ben Sira's Affection
- Peter J. Haas, Case Western Reserve University, Was the Judaism of the Dead Sea Scrolls a Mystery Religion?
- :Jon Berquist and Alice Hunt, The Future Focus of Biblical Studies: Where Do We Go From Here?
Publisher: T&T Clark