Some questions I would propose to my reviewers:
1. As I was writing, I felt as if my topic is a bit broad and might limit just how cohesive it is as a whole. I have obviously spent a lot more time reading and gathering sources for this project, than actually putting all of my ideas onto paper. Do you feel like because it the concept of war does indeed involve such a diverse and massive amount of information I should maybe narrow it down a bit?
2. Although I was able to cite and use the required amount of sources for this research essay, I was not able to check out Peter C. Craigie’s “The Problem of War in the Old Testament” among a few others from the Lexington Theological Seminary library. I believe that they could be among the most crucial of sources that I can explore as my essay progresses. So for the next draft of the essay, I will definitely include a bit of investigation of this sources over Spring Break. Maybe the major amount of sources I have found and not yet used have led me to believe that it is getting to be “too much”?
3. I believe that the Biblical source should be the most developed and clearly presented. Are there any other major biblical text I could utilize in my investigation?
4.* After thinking long through the process of writing, I have revisited the first question presented here and I am considering possibly scrapping the more “modern” approach to the text, in relating the “just war” theory and the research done by Michael Butler. Just second guessing the inclusion, not that it is not relevant, but that there is such a vast amount of commentary on the biblical text alone. I am leaning towards more of a selected biblical text + critical response to that structure.
Here is my rough draft! Thank you for reading.