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By Tammi J. Schneider

ISBN-10: 0814650503

ISBN-13: 9780814650509

The biblical publication of Judges includes culturally generic tales similar to that of Samson and Delilah and Deborah and Baraq. yet regardless of the recognition of those tales, different vital tales in Judges akin to that of Achsah, the raped pilegesh, and the ultimate civil warfare are almost unknown to the common reader.

Approaching Judges as a unified literary record, Tammi Schneider indicates that the solidarity of the narrative unearths that after the Israelites adhere to the covenant confirmed with their deity they prosper, but if they stray from it catastrophe follows. this can be precise not just within the Deuteronomistic refrains, as is famous by means of many students, yet within the complete booklet, and is mirrored in Israel's worsening scenario all through its narrative time.

Schneider additionally highlights the unifying issues in Judges. She emphasizes the function of gender, kinfolk kin, and theology expressed within the biblical narrative, and makes use of intertextuality to higher comprehend the textual content of Judges and its context within the Deuteronomistic heritage and the Hebrew Bible.

Tammi J. Schneider is assistant professor within the faith division at Claremont Graduate college, in Claremont, California. She obtained her BA in Hebrew language and literature from the collage of Minnesota, and a PhD in historic background from the collage of Pennsylvania. She has excavated at a few archaeological websites in Israel and is co-director of the excavation of Tel el-Fara' South in Israel. She is venture director on the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity in Claremont and sector editor for historic close to East for Religious stories Review. Her courses conceal issues in Assyriology, historical close to japanese background, archaeology, and biblical studies.

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