Judges Through the Centuries / Edition 1

Judges Through the Centuries / Edition 1

by David M. Gunn, D. M. Gunn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631222529

ISBN-13: 9780631222521

Pub. Date: 12/15/2003

Publisher: Wiley

This bible 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.

  • A bible commentary focusing on The Book of Judges, best known for the tale of Samson and Delilah, but full of many other rich and colourful stories.
  • Treats the
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    This bible 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.

  • A bible commentary focusing on The Book of Judges, best known for the tale of Samson and Delilah, but full of many other rich and colourful stories.
  • Treats the text story by story, making it accessible to non-specialists,
  • Considers the stories of women in Judges, including Deborah, Jael, who slew Sisera, and Jephthah’s daughter, sacrificed by her father.
  • Traces the reception of Judges through the ages, not only by scholars and theologians, but also by preachers, teachers, politicians, poets, essayists and artists.
  • Illustrates how ideology and the social location of readers have shaped the way the book has been read.
  • Discloses a long history of debate over the roles of women and the use of force, as well as Christian prejudice against Jews and ‘Orientals’.
  • Offers a window onto the use of the Bible in the Western world.
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    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780631222521
    Publisher:
    Wiley
    Publication date:
    12/15/2003
    Series:
    Wiley Blackwell Bible Commentaries Series
    Edition description:
    New Edition
    Pages:
    344
    Product dimensions:
    6.00(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.04(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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