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Judges A Commentary

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ISBN-10: 0664220967

ISBN-13: 9780664220969

Edition: 2008

Authors: Susan Niditch

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List price: $65.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date: 1/16/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Bibliography
Introduction
Story, Characters, and Themes: Epic Implications
Judges and History
Redaction History: Voices
Texture: Recurring Language, Orality, Verbal Art, and Registers
Format
Text-Critical Decisions
Translation
Commentary
1:1-36: Introduction by Means of Explicit Ambivalence
2:1-23: From "Weeping" to the Death of Joshua
3:1-31: A Covenantal Introduction and the Judges Othniel, Ehud, and Shamgar
4:1-24: Tales of Deborah and Jael, Warrior Women
5:1-31: The Song of Deborah
6:1-40: The Call of Gideon
7:1-25: The Battle with Midian
8:1-35: Inner-Group Tensions, the Rejection of Kingship, and a Hero's Burial
9:1-57: The Rise and Fall of Abimelech, the Would-be King
10:1-18: The Judges Tola and Jair, and Israel's Subsequent Decline
11:1-40: Jephthah, Epic Hero
12:1-15: Internecine Strife and Brief Annals of Ibzan, Elon, and Abdon
13:1-25: The Birth Story of Samson, Superhero
14:1-15:20: Samson and Marriage with the Philistines
16:1-31: The Female "Other," Delilah, and Death
17:1-18:31: Micah's House Shrine and the Founding of Dan
19:1-30: The Rape and Murder of the Levite's Concubine
20:1-48: Civil War
21:1-25: The Reconciliation of Men through "the Traffic in Women"
A Literal Translation of Judges
Index