Clayton Bench holds a B.A. in Middle East History/Modern Hebrew from the University of Utah, an M.A. in Biblical Studies from the University of London, King's College London, and a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from the University of Alberta. Clayton Currently teaches in the Department of Humanities/Religious Studies at the University of Texas El Paso (UTEP).
The Coup of Jehoiada and the Fall of Athaliah explores the discursive and historiographical techniques used to incorporate 2 Kings 11 into the larger deuteronomistic history. More specifically, this book explores how and why the report of Athaliah’s execution was not incorporated into the deuteronomistic history the same way as other Ahabite death reports found in 1 Kings 14 – 2 Kings 10.
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