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The Bad Jesus, Love, and the Parochialism of New Testament Ethics

By Hector Avalos

A substantial portion of my research has focused on the Christian biases in what is otherwise called “historical critical” scholarship. This focus can be seen in Fighting Words: The Origins of Religious Violence (2005), which addresses how modern scholarship looks at violence in the sacred scriptures of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. See complete essay

The Deuteronomistic History and Israel's Kings

Alison L. Joseph

The book of Kings narrates the history of the Israelite monarchy from the death of David and the accession of Solomon in its first two chapters until the end of Judahite sovereignty with the destruction of Jerusalem and the beginning of the Babylonian exile in 586 BCE in the last two chapters—an approximately 450 year period. The chronology of the kings is roughly corroborated by extra biblical sources (Miller and Hayes 2006, 241, 246). See complete essay

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