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Judges and Ruth

Author: Victor Harold Matthews
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Series: New Cambridge Bible commentary.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bringing to life the world portrayed in the stories in Judges and Ruth, this commentary offers readers an "insider" perspective on the narratives. After establishing a cultural and literary context, Victor Matthews analyzes each episode separately and as a whole.
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Genre/Form: Commentaries
Commentaires
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Victor Harold Matthews
ISBN: 0521806062 9780521806060 0521000661 9780521000666
OCLC Number: 52380969
Description: xxi, 270 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. I. The book of Judges. Literary analysis ; Cultural analysis ; Archaeological analysis ; Commentaries on Judges ; Literary studies ; Redaction studies ; Feminist studies ; Social world and archaeohistorical studies ; Social scientific studies ; Historical-critical studies ; Additional articles and monographs of interest ; Post-Joshua conquest stories ; A closer look at ancient warfare ; Judges cycle explained ; Bridging the horizons ; Succession of Judges tales begins ; A closer look at the "judge" in Judges ; Othniel ; A closer look at the "Spirit of God" in Judges ; Ehud ; Shamgar ; Deborah ; Jael and Sisera ; Overview of the Gideon/Jerubbaal narrative ; A closer look at Baal and Asherah ; A closer look at marriage customs ; Minor judges ; Jephthah ; A closer look at elders ; Minor judges reprise ; Bridging the horizons ; Thematic overview of the Samson narrative ; A closer look at the Nazirite ; A closer look at the Philistines ; Episode four : the Gazite prostitute ; Bridging the horizons ; Overview of chapters 17-21 ; Comments on chapter 17 ; A closer look at Levites in Judges ; Bridging the horizons --
pt. II. The book of Ruth. Reconstructing an ancient story ; Closer look at endogamy ; Literary studies ; Legal and social world studies ; Ruth gleaning in Boaz's field ; Ruth and Boaz on the threshing floor ; A closer look at Levirate obligation ; Bridging the horizons.
Series Title: New Cambridge Bible commentary.
Responsibility: Victor H. Matthews.
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Bringing to life the world portrayed in the stories in Judges and Ruth, this commentary offers readers an "insider" perspective on the narratives. After establishing a cultural and literary context, Victor Matthews analyzes each episode separately and as a whole.

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