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Power and politics in the book of Judges : men and women of valor

Author: John Charles Yoder
Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : Fortress Press, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Power and Politics in the Book of Judges studies political culture and behavior in premonarchic Israel, focusing on the protagonists in the book of Judges. Although the sixth-century BCE Deuteronomistic editor portrayed them as moral champions and called them "judges," the original bardic storytellers and the men and women of valor themselves were preoccupied with the problem of gaining and maintaining political  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Charles Yoder
ISBN: 9781451496420 1451496427 1451496621 9781451496628
OCLC Number: 898166585
Description: xiv, 273 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction and overview --
Power and knowledge --
Power and trust --
Power and honor --
Power and wealth --
Conclusions and reflections.
Responsibility: John C. Yoder.

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