Judges Through the Centuries

  • Publish Date: 2005-01-28
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: David M. Gunn
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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 Jephthahs 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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