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Author Matthews, Victor Harold, author.

Title Judges and Ruth / Victor H. Matthews.

Publication Info. Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.

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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  222.3 M442J    Check Shelf
Description xxi, 270 pages ; 24 cm.
Series New Cambridge Bible commentary
New Cambridge Bible commentary.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents pt. 1: The book of Judges -- Literary analysis -- Cultural analysis -- Archaeological analysis -- Commentaries on Judges -- Literary studies -- Redaction studies -- Feminist studies -- Social world and archaeohistorical studies -- Social scientific studies -- Historical-critical studies -- Additional articles and monographs of interest -- Post-Joshua conquest stories -- A closer look at ancient warfare -- Judges cycle explained -- Bridging the horizons -- Succession of Judges tales begins -- A closer look at the "judge" in Judges -- Othniel -- A closer look at the "Spirit of God" in Judges -- Ehud -- Shamgar -- Deborah -- Jael and Sisera -- Overview of the Gideon/Jerubbaal narrative -- A closer look at Baal and Asherah -- A closer look at marriage customs -- Minor judges -- Jephthah -- A closer look at elders -- Minor judges reprise -- Bridging the horizons -- Thematic overview of the Samson narrative -- A closer look at the Nazirite -- A closer look at the Philistines -- Episode four : the Gazite prostitute -- Bridging the horizons -- Overview of chapters 17-21 -- Comments on chapter 17 -- A closer look at Levites in Judges -- Bridging the horizons -- pt. 2: The book of Ruth -- Reconstructing an ancient story -- Closer look at endogamy -- Literary studies -- Legal and social world studies -- Ruth gleaning in Boaz's field -- Ruth and Boaz on the threshing floor -- A closer look at Levirate obligation -- Bridging the horizons.
Summary Bringing to life the world portrayed in the stories in Judges and Ruth, this commentary offers readers an "insider" perspective on the narratives. After establishing a cultural and literary context, Victor Matthews analyzes each episode separately and as a whole.
Subject Bible. Judges -- Commentaries.
Bible. Ruth -- Commentaries.
Bible. A.T. Juges -- Commentaires.
Bible. A.T. Ruth -- Commentaires.
Bible. Judges. (OCoLC)fst01892921
Bible. Ruth. (OCoLC)fst01892945
Bible. Judges -- Commentaries.
Bible. Ruth -- Commentaries.
Richteren (bijbelboek)
Ruth (bijbelboek)
Genre/Form Commentaries. (OCoLC)fst01423723
Note Series known by initialism: NCBC
ISBN 0521806062 (hbk.)
9780521806060 (hbk.)
0521000661 (pbk.)
9780521000666 (pbk.)
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