Dr Ekaterina Kozlova (London School of Theology) discusses ‘Jonah’s Psalm and the Intersection of Nature, Ritual, and Theology in the Book of Jonah’ in this Biblical Studies Seminar at the University of Edinburgh (September 29, 2020).
12 Minor Prophets
Hosea Colloquium: Wycliffe College
On May 5, 2017, Wycliffe College (Toronto) hosted a colloquium on Hosea.
Mark S. Gignilliat, With Hosea at Penuel: The Interface of Ontology and Tropology
Raymond Van Leeuwen, Knowing Creation and Knowing God in Hosea
Eugen J. Pentiuc, The Book of Hosea from Iron Age to Digital Age
Donald Collett, The Book of the Twelve as Penitential History
David Noel Freedman – 1989 Stone Lectures: “The Prophets of the Eighth Century, B.C.E.”
Professor David Noel Freedman (1922-2008) delivered the 1989 Stone Lectures at Princeton Theological Seminary, on the topic of “The Prophets of the Eighth Century, B.C.E.”.
The five lectures are available in mp3 (audio) format:
Robert Alter on Unorthodox Bible: Esther, Song of Solomon, Jonah
Professor Robert Alter (UC-Berkeley) discusses the three books of the Bible which might be considered the “most unorthodox: the two books that never mention the word God (the Book of Esther, the Song of Songs) and the book that pushes back against religious nationalism (the Book of Jonah).” The discussion is with Scott Saul in Chapter & Verse, a books-and-arts podcast from UC Berkeley’s Townsend Center for the Humanities.
In the Book of Esther, a story that veers into sex comedy, a beautiful Jewish commoner joins a Persian king’s harem and contrives to save her people. In the Song of Songs, two lovers engage in a dance of mutual seduction that encourages us, as readers, to “be drunk with loving.” And in the Book of Jonah, a man who refuses to preach to his enemies is swallowed by a giant fish — God working in magical as well as mysterious ways.
M. Daniel Carroll on Ruth, Immigration, Amos, and Ethics
Professor M. Daniel Carroll, of Denver Seminary, delivers the Old Testament lectures for the 2013 Nils W. Lund Memorial Lecture series, on September 26, 2013, at North Park Theological Seminary:
Lecture 1: “Once a Stranger, Always a Stranger: Immigration, Assimilation, and the Book of Ruth”
Lecture 2: “Probing the Prophets for Social Ethics: Insights from Multiple Perspectives — The Case of Amos”
Hans Walter Wolff on the Prophetic Word
Prof Hans Walter Wolff provides a series of lectures on the Prophetic Word, delivered in 1980 at the Holden Village. These are available on mp3 audio files: