Shari Madkins is a doctoral student in the Ethics and Society course of study, and an UNAIDS doctoral fellow with Emory's Interfaith Health Program. She has Masters of Public Health and Social Work from the University of Michigan, and completed her Master of Divinity at Emory's Candler School of Theology. Her research interests are in East African ethics and philosophy, and how these traditions have either been privileged or neglected in US relations with the region. Of particular interest to her is how US and East African ethics interact with each other around the issues of humanitarian aid, health policy and Christian missions.
Rev. David. H. Messner My area of concentration is Religious Practices within Ethics and Society. My research interests focus on the expression of ethical ideals and commitments within economic exchanges and institutions and how religious communities might shape individuals as economic actors. I’m an ordained minister in the Unitarian Universalist tradition and care about building collaborative and thriving liberal religious communities. My earlier professional career was in business, working in management consulting, strategic planning and the development of international corporate partnerships. I earned an MDiv from the University of Chicago with an emphasis on theology and religious ethics, an MBA from Yale University concentrating in strategy and organizational behavior, and a BA in psychology from Reed College focusing on decision making under uncertainty.
The comparison of different ancient manuscripts indicates that the order of the individual books was originally fluid. The arrangement found in current Bibles is roughly chronological. First come those prophets dated to the early Assyrian period: Hosea, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, and Micah; Joel is undated, but it was possibly placed before Amos because parts of a verse near the end of Joel ( [ in Hebrew ]) and one near the beginning of Amos () are identical. Also we can find in both Amos ( and –3) and Joel a description of a plague of locusts. These are followed by prophets that are set in the later Assyrian period: Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah. Last come those set in the Persian period: Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi. However it is important to note that chronology was not the only consideration, as "It seems that an emphatic focus on Jerusalem and Judah was [also] a main concern.  For example, Obadiah is generally understood as reflecting the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 BCE.  and would therefore fit later in a purely chronological sequence.
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