The Book of Judges: A Spiritual History?

Robin Baker

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Abstract

The paper addresses two fundamental questions raised by this remarkable and enigmatic text, a book which one commentator has recently described as “rough and raw and confronting.” The first question is are we at risk of misunderstanding the work if we approach it principally as a “book of judges” and/or as a historical chronicle of the Settlement era; and second, the related question: what was the author’s purpose in writing it?
Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Bible and Interpretation
Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 2016

Keywords

  • book of Judges
  • Old Testament
  • Bible

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Baker, R. (2016). The Book of Judges: A Spiritual History? The Bible and Interpretation.
Baker, Robin. / The Book of Judges: A Spiritual History?. In: The Bible and Interpretation. 2016.
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