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Reading Judges : a literary and theological commentary

Author: Mark E Biddle
Publisher: Macon, Ga. : Smyth & Helwys Pub., ©2012.
Series: Reading the Old Testament series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This commentary draws on historical-critical methods to shed light on this historic period and the role of Judges in Israel's history. At the same time, Mark Biddle acknowledges that the relevance for modern reader lies in the text as a whole and not in the details of its developmental history. Biddle also tackles the kinds of issues (violence, patriarchy, tribalism) that may inhibit out ability to receive this text  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Commentaries
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark E Biddle
ISBN: 9781573126311 1573126314
OCLC Number: 793169748
Description: xi, 221 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Reading Judges : issues and approach --
Preface (Judg 1:1-2:5) --
Theological assessment(s) of Israel's history (Judg 2:1-3:6) --
Three judge/savior vignettes (Judg 3:7-31) --
Deborah (Judg 4-5) --
Gideon (Judg 6-8) --
Abimelech (Judg 9) --
Jephthah (Judg 10-12) --
Samson (Judg 13-16) --
The "appendices" : disarray and disorder (Judg 17-21).
Series Title: Reading the Old Testament series.
Responsibility: Mark E. Biddle.

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This commentary draws on historical-critical methods to shed light on this historic period and the role of Judges in Israel's history. At the same time, Mark Biddle acknowledges that the relevance for modern reader lies in the text as a whole and not in the details of its developmental history. Biddle also tackles the kinds of issues (violence, patriarchy, tribalism) that may inhibit out ability to receive this text as inspired Scripture. This volume makes clear that the power of this biblical narrative derives in large part from its unvarnished portrayals of human foibles and failures - and of God's steadfast commitment to relationship with humankind nonetheless.--Back cover.

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