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The Old Testament Library Series: Judges
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The Old Testament Library Series: Judges

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Westminster John Knox 2008

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$39.99

Overview

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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Key Features

  • 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

Contents

  • 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”

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About Susan Niditch

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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