Review of ‘Sit At My Right Hand’ in the Journal of Hebrew Scriptures

Brendan Youngberg has published a slightly more critical review of ‘Sit At My Right Hand’ in the Journal of Hebrew Scriptures:

With less than 30 pages, out of 270 in total, devoted to the tribe of Benjamin in the Book of Chronicles, it may appear somewhat restrained when seeking to establish the Chronicler’s portrait of Benjamin. Though a sufficient amount of works are listed in the Bibliography, the study relies primarily on the otherwise seminal works of Knoppers, Klein, and Jonker accounting for more than 80% (or all but 15) of all references to scholarly works in Chapter Six, thereby limiting engagement with the remainder of Chronicles’ scholarship. Overall, Giffone’s book provides a necessary and welcome contribution to the lacunae of studies on the tribe of Benjamin, although one could have wished for a more in-depth study of the role of Benjamin as a tribe in the book of Chronicles itself.

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About Benj

I’m a native North Jerseyan, living and learning in Eastern Europe…Old Testament professor, ordained minister, occasional liturgist…husband to Corrie…father to Daniel and Elizabeth…eldest sibling to three, brother-in-law to Hannah, Josh and Josh…uncle to Marshall and one on the way...son-in-law to Claudia.
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