A Biblical Studies Kobayashi Maru?
Yesterday I mentioned the Kobayashi Maru, a no-win scenario and a Starfleet training exercise designed to test the character of cadets in the command track at Starfleet Academy.
I’m wondering if there is a similar test that can be constructed for biblical/historical studies? I’m suggesting attempting a harmony of Joshua/Judges that comports with historical and archaeological knowledge, and in which both narratives must be made consistent with the other.
Can it be done? Is it possible? Or will there always be some part of either narrative that will contradict the ‘history’ of the other?
Could this be a biblical studies Kobayashi Maru? Can you think of others? (Kings/Chronicles?)