“The sins of Jeroboam”: The Religious Responsibility of the Israelite Kings

Without doubt, the emergence of the monarchy in Israel precipitated a dramatic shift in Yahwist religion. Under the Davidic kingship, the previously tribal-based religion was transformed into an increasingly systematized state cult that formed the basis of monarchial legitimization. Continue reading ““The sins of Jeroboam”: The Religious Responsibility of the Israelite Kings”

Blank Page: The Silent Years Between Testaments

The tears of Jerusalem and the blood of her liberators stain the pages between Malachi and Matthew. If only there was more than a single page to stain… if only it wasn’t blank.  Continue reading “Blank Page: The Silent Years Between Testaments”