When did the exodus take place? There are two theories: an early date and a late date. In answering this question this article looks first at the date of the conquest and the burning of Jericho, Ai, Hazor. After examining the archaeological claim for a later date based on Palestinian artifacts, the article concludes that such a claim has no grounds.
What is the place of the book of Proverbs within Old Testament theology? To many OT scholars this question is a puzzle. This article proposes that Proverbs should be seen in relation to the prophets as true spiritual yokefellows sharing the same Lord, cultus, faith, hope, anthropology, and epistemology. Seen in this way the puzzle is solved.
One of the themes characterizing the book of Proverbs is that of righteousness. What does it mean to be righteous? This article looks at the meaning of righteousness in the book of Proverbs. It shows how righteousness relates to the law of Moses, and how righteousness manifests itself in social life.
Proverbs 3:1-12 is full of promises for the covenant keeper. Are these promises real? This article answers this question by looking at the translation and structure of Proverbs 3. Then it rejects four solutions to the question of promises, after which it offers four acceptable solutions to the question.
This article evaluates three models that seek to date the exodus and Israel's conquest of Canaan. It evaluates the immigration, revolt, and two-phase conquest model.
The question of origins is important for the identity of man and his worldview. The creation account as recorded in Genesis 1:1-3 has been challenged from three perspectives. This article examines these three challenges. It also evaluates the restitution theory, which tries to explain the chaos of Genesis 1:1-3. It shows the importance of the Genesis account by pointing to the theology of creation.
At its beginning stages textual criticism aimed at establishing the text as the author wished to have it presented to the public. Modern textual criticism has taken a different turn. This article looks at five aims in the study of textual criticism within OT studies.