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|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Victor Harold Matthews
|ISBN:||0521806062 9780521806060 0521000661 9780521000666|
|Description:||xxi, 270 p. ; 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.|
'This reader-friendly commentary would be of interest to Bible study groups, ministers, and first year undergraduate students who are new to biblical studies.' Reviews in Religion and Theology