Jeroboam's Royal Drama
Reviews and Awards
Awarded the 2013 R.B.Y. Scott award - offered annually by the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies in recognition of an outstanding book in the areas of Hebrew Bible and/or the Ancient Near East.
"As with his other works, Bodner's attention to detail yields much fruit, and his theological instincts only double the rewards. Moreover, Bodner's lucid writing and solid biblical scholarship make for a compelling read." - Paul Hedley Jones, Theology Vol. 116
"Keith Bodner has written a fresh and creative study of the Jeroboam account in Kings. He provides a masterful literary study of the Jeroboam narrative and then uses that reading as a base for discussing the social background of the story. His work opens up the biblical text for the modern reader and in the process sheds light on contemporary religious and social problems of the same sort that concerned the ancient biblical authors. This is a fascinating and important study." - Robert R. Wilson, Hoober Professor of Religious Studies and Professor of Old Testament, Yale University