The Book of the Judges

An Integrated Reading

By Barry G. Webb

The Book of the Judges

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  • ISBN: 9781556359323
  • Pages: 278
  • Publication Date: 6/18/2008
  • Retail Price: $33.00
Web Price: $26.40
Web Price: $26.40

The Book of the Judges

An Integrated Reading

By Barry G. Webb

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781556359323
  • Pages: 278
  • Publication Date: 6/18/2008
  • Retail Price: $33.00
Web Price: $26.40

About-

This book is the first full-length literary study of the book of Judges in its finished form as a narrative work with its own distinctive structure and themes. Two basic questions control the analysis throughout. How is the text structured? What does it mean as a complex whole? The narrative world of the text is explored through analysis of plot structure, formal structure, character presentation, tone, point of view, and so on.
Webb's principal findings are (1) that the basic issue addressed by the book is the continued presence of Canaanites in the land despite the oath sworn to the fathers and (2) that the story of Samson, whose career recapitulates that of Israel in the Judges period, is the thematic climax of the book. The so-called deuteronomic material is found to be closely integrated, both structurally and thematically, into the rest of the book.
This book, researched in Sheffield, is an outstanding example of the new literary criticism of the Bible.

Contributors-

Barry G. Webb

Bio(s)-

Barry G. Webb is Senior Research Fellow Emeritus in Old Testament. His main areas of research and publication are Judges, Isaiah, Zechariah, Job, the Five Scrolls, Biblical Theology and Preaching. His books are available in several foreign languages, including Chinese.

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