Dr. Mark Boda, Professor of Old Testament, was invited to present a paper in a session on Comparative Studies of Literature from the Persian and Hellenistic Periods at the 2013 International meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, heled July 7-10 in St. Andrews, Scotland. The title of his paper was “In Order to Fulfil the Word of the Lord: The Impact of Haggai and Zechariah on Post-Exilic Historiography.” In his paper, Boda discusses the way in which the prophetic books of Haggai and Zechariah impacted the shape and content of the book of Ezra-Nehemiah, particularly Ezra 1-6. Ultimately, the work highlights the important role of the prophets within the corpus.


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