Judges Through the Centuries / Edition 1

Judges Through the Centuries / Edition 1

by David M. Gunn, Paula Gunn Allen
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0631222510

ISBN-13: 9780631222514

Pub. Date: 02/07/2005

Publisher: Wiley

This commentary focuses on the Book of Judges, a fascinating biblical text; full of rich and colorful stories of which the best known is Samson and Delilah. It treats the text story by story, making it accessible to nonspecialists. Predominant are women’s stories, which have both offended and inspired readers for centuries, including the stories of Deborah;

Overview

This commentary focuses on the Book of Judges, a fascinating biblical text; full of rich and colorful stories of which the best known is Samson and Delilah. It treats the text story by story, making it accessible to nonspecialists. Predominant are women’s stories, which have both offended and inspired readers for centuries, including the stories of Deborah; Jael, who slew Sisera; and Jephthah’s daughter, sacrificed by her father.

The commentary traces the reception of Judges through the ages, not only by scholars and theologians, but also by preachers, teachers, politicians, poets, essayists, and artists. It shows how ideology and the social location of readers have shaped the way the book has been read, disclosing a long history of debate over the roles of women and the use of force, as well as Christian prejudice against Jews and “Orientals.” In this way, it offers a window onto the wider use of the Bible in the Western world. More information about the Blackwell Bible Commentaries series is available from the Blackwell website at www.bbibcomm.net

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631222514
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/07/2005
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Bible Commentaries Series
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.24(d)

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Table of Contents

Series Editors’ Preface.

Preface.

Introduction.

Judges 1–3: Beginnings.

Ancient and Medieval.

Early Modern and Modern.

Judges 3: Ehud.

Ancient and Medieval.

Early Modern and Modern.

Judges 4–5: Deborah.

Ancient and Medieval.

Early Modern and Modern.

Deborah.

Barak, Sisera, and Sisera’s Mother.

Jael.

Recent Reception.

Judges 6–8: Gideon.

Ancient and Medieval.

Early Modern and Modern.

Allegorical, Typological, Literal.

Character.

Gideon Illustrated.

Recent Reception.

Judges 9: Abimelech.

Ancient and Medieval.

Early Modern and Modern.

Judges 10–12: Jephthah.

Ancient and Medieval.

Jewish.

Christian.

Death or Survival?.

Early Modern and Modern.

The Rash Vow.

Death or Survival?.

The story Illustrated.

The Daughter.

Recent Reception.

Judges 13–16: Samson.

Ancient and Medieval.

Jewish.

Christian.

Early Modern and Modern.

Typology.

Edifying History.

Manoah, his wife, and the angel.

The woman of Timnah.

The Lion.

Foxes and Fire.

Slaughter at Lehi.

Gaza.

Delilah.

Captivity and Death.

The Riddle of Samson.

Judges 17–18: Micah and the Danites.

Ancient and Medieval.

Early Modern and Modern.

Judges 19–21: The Levite and the Benjamites.

Ancient and Medieval.

The rape at Gibeah.

The Benjamite War.

The Aftermath.

Early Modern and Modern.

The rape at Gibeah.

The Benjamite War.

The Aftermath.

Recent Reception.

Postscript.

Bibliography.

Ancient and Medieval.

Early Modern and Modern.

Graphical.

List of Illustrations.

Glossary.

Biographies.

Name Index.

Subject Index.

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