• 10am-12pm

  • 7 December 2022

In this book, Jason Staples proposes a new paradigm regarding the biblical concept of Israel and how it was shaped by Jewish apocalyptic hopes for restoration after the Babylonian Exile. Challenging conventional assumptions about Israelite identity in antiquity, his argument is based on a close analysis of a vast corpus of biblical and other early Jewish literature and material evidence.

This review panel welcomes Jason A. Staples for an introduction to his work, review presentations by Al Baumgarten, Jackie Wyse-Rhodes, Mark Leutcher, and Gabriele Boccaccini, followed by an open dialogue among participants.