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Super helpful, Andrew. And, as you note, the cariacature is not my own; it was given to me. It’s interesting that you bridge, for me, the construction of national identity that hints at an analysis of the historiography of Israel in that process. I just finished reading John Van Seters “Historiography in Ancient Israel” a chapter in the Blackwell Companions to History: A companion to Western historical thought. He didn’t bother, naturally, to go into any atonement theory but you seemed to have bridged the historical construction of Israel’s identity formation and the mission of Jesus in light of God’s judgment quite nicely. I do recommend the chapter to you as it discusses the historiography of the Davidic line that has been part of the discussion in this thread.
Again, thanks. We really are going to need some sort of resource (HINT) that will make a narrative approach to biblical theology more accessible, and quick.