Two Shout Outs for Chris McKinny!

Chris McKinny, long-time team member of the Safi expedition, and now senior member of the Burna team, has just put out two things that are definitely worthy of a “shout out”:

  1. An excellent series of charts, in digital form, on the chronology of the kings of Judah and Israel (for more details and how to obtain this, see here). Here is a brief description of the charts prepared by Chris: “The Regnal Chronology of the Kings of Judah and Israel illustrates “every year” from 1050-550 BC/BCE by showing how the biblical calendars of lunar years relate to our Gregorian years in the context of every biblical king. Every biblical text related to a Judahite or Israelite king’s accession to the throne is included next to his specific chronological timeline. Additionally, every extra-biblical text mentioning a biblical king is also included usually with a high resolution photo of the object. The handbook also includes detailed charts of the kings of Neo-Assyria, Egypt, Neo-Babylonia, Ammon, Moab, Edom, the Philistine cities, Aram-Damascus, and Tyre. All of this (and more) is illustrated with over 100 high resolution photos from the Pictorial Library of Bible Lands collection. In our opinion, this resource would be especially useful for courses or classes related to the history of ancient Israel, biblical archaeology, and the book of Kings.”
  2. His new book (based on his MA thesis, of which I was one of the advisors), “My People as Your People: A textual and archaeological analysis of the reign of Jehoshaphat” (Peter Lang, 2015) is about to appear and it can already be pre-ordered. Here is a brief description of the book prepared by Chris: “My People as Your People: A Textual and Archaeological Analysis of the Reign of Jehoshaphat investigates the reign of Jehoshaphat (872-848 BC/BCE) by comparing the textual material of 1 Kings 22, 2 Kings 3, 2 Chronicles 17-20, the Mesha Stele, and the Tel Dan Stele to the available archaeological data from the late Iron IIA in the regions of Benjamin, the Judean Shephelah, the Judean hill country, Negev, and Aravah.”

Way to go Chris!