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Judges (Old Testament Library | OTL)

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Susan Niditch’s commentary on the book of Judges pays careful attention to the literary and narrative techniques of the text and yields fresh readings of the book’s difficult passages: stories of violence, ethnic conflict, and gender issues. Niditch aptly and richly conveys the theological impact and enduring significance of these stories.

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  • Presents literary and narrative techniques of the text
  • Yields fresh readings of the books difficult passages
  • Conveys the theological impact and enduring sigificance of the stories in Judges
  • Introduction by Means of Explicit Ambivalence
  • From “Weeping” to the Death of Joshua
  • A Covenantal Introduction and the Judges Othniel, Ehud, and Shamgar
  • Tales of Deborah and Jael,Warrior Women
  • The Song of Deborah
  • The Call of Gideon
  • The Battle with Midian
  • Inner-Group Tensions, the Rejection of Kingship, and a Hero’s Burial
  • The Rise and Fall of Abimelech, the Would-be King
  • The Judges Tola and Jair, and Israel’s Subsequent Decline
  • Jephthah, Epic Hero
  • Internecine Strife and Brief Annals of Ibzan, Elon, and Abdon
  • The Birth Story of Samson, Superhero
  • Samson and Marriage with the Philistines
  • The Female “Other,” Delilah, and Death
  • Micah’s House Shrine and the Founding of Dan
  • The Rape and Murder of the Levite’s Concubine
  • Civil War
  • The Reconciliation of Men through “the Traffic in Women”
  • Title: Judges: A Commentary
  • Author: Susan Niditch
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Series: The Old Testament Library
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox
  • Print Publication Date: 2008
  • Logos Release Date: 2014
  • Pages: 320
  • Era: era:contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Bible. O.T. Judges › Commentaries
  • ISBNs: 9780664220969, 9780664238315
  • Resource ID: LLS:OTL07JDG
  • Resource Type: Bible Commentary
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2020-08-27T20:56:29Z

Susan Niditch is Samuel Green Professor of Religion at Amherst College. She is the author of many books, including Oral World and Written Word: Ancient Israelite Literature in the acclaimed Library of Ancient Israel, published by Westminster John Knox Press.

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