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Judges Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching

ISBN-10: 0664235980

ISBN-13: 9780664235987

Edition: 2011

Authors: J. Clinton McCann

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Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching is a distinctive resource for those who interpret the Bible in the church. Planned and written specifically for teaching and preaching needs, this critically acclaimed biblical commentary is a major contribution to scholarship and ministry.
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date: 8/26/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

J. Clinton McCann Jr. is Evangelical Professor of Biblical Interpretation at Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. He is the author of Judges in the Interpretation commentary series.

Introduction
Why Study the Book of Judges?
The Judges: The Characters, the Period(s), and the Book
What Were the Judges?
The Period(s) of the Judges
The Formation and Shape of the Book of Judges
The Book of Judges in the Context of the Canon
The Land
The Canaanites
Violence and Vengeance
The Role of Women
Humor
Theology in the Book of Judges
Commentary
From Joshua to the Judges
Judges 1:1-3:6
Fighting and Smiting: The Canaanites Remain
Serving God or Serving Baal?
The Stories of the Judges
Judges 3:7-16:31
Othniel: An Auspicious Beginning
Ehud: "A Left-Handed Man"
Shamgar: A Non-Israelite Judge?
Deborah, Barak, and Jael: Women to the Rescue
The Prose Narrative
The Song of Deborah and Barak
Gideon and the Question of Sovereignty
The Call of Gideon and Gideon's Good Start
Interpretation
"For the Lord and for Gideon": The Defeat of Midian and Amalek
Gideon's Turn for the Worse
Abimelech: Gideon's Violent Legacy
Tola and Jair: The Calm between the Storms
Jephthah and His Daughter: The Agony of Victory
How Much Can God Stand?
From Outlaw to Diplomat
Keeping a Vow, Killing a Daughter
Jephthah's Violent Legacy
Ibzan, Elon, and Abdon: An Interlude of Blessing
Samson, His Mother, and His Lovers
The Mother of a Hero, or the Mother As a Hero?
Lover Number One: The Woman from Timnah
Lover Number Two: The Woman of Whoredom at Gaza
Lover Number Three: Delilah and Samson's Fatal Attraction
Reflections: Samson and Culture Wars, Then and Now
Complete Deterioration and Terror
Judges 17:1-21:25
Micah, the Levite, and the Danites
A Battered Woman and a Brutal War
Terror Reigns: The Levite and His Concubine
Civil War: From the Victimization of One to the Victimization of Many
Reflections: Chaos and Crisis, Then and Now
Bibliography
Commentaries and Resources for Teaching and Preaching
Literature Cited