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Judges

Author: Serge Frolov
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Wm. B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 2013.
Series: Forms of the Old Testament literature, v. 6B.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Fundamentally exegetical, Frolov's work examines the structure, genre, setting, and intention of Judges. Focusing on the canonical Hebrew text, Frolov argues that what we know as the book of Judges is not a literary unit but rather a series of interconnected units that are for the most part closely linked to adjoining books. In particular, he shows how the sequence "apostasy-oppression-repentance-deliverance"  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Commentaries
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Serge Frolov
ISBN: 9780802829672 0802829678
OCLC Number: 798263881
Description: xv, 374 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Judges as a whole : what lies beneath --
Wrapping up or winding down? (Judges 1:1-26) --
The wages of greed (Judges 1:27-3:6) --
Vicious circles (Judges 3:7-1 Samuel 7:17) --
The rhetoric of bare bones (Judges 3:7-11) --
Whacked in the outhouse (Judges 3:12-31) --
(Really) desperate housewives (Judges 4:1-5:31) --
Like father like son (Judges 6:1-10:5) --
The bride of YHWH (Judges 10:6-12:15) --
Pro and contra (Judges 13:1-1 Samuel 7:17) --
A hero in context (Judges 13:2-16:31) --
The blood money (Judges 17:1-6) --
The upside-down conquest (Judges 17:7-18:31) --
Things fall apart (Judges 19:1-21:25) --
The Enneateuch (Genesis 1:1-2 Kings 25:30) --
Synchronic and diachronic.
Series Title: Forms of the Old Testament literature, v. 6B.
Responsibility: Serge Frolov.

Abstract:

Fundamentally exegetical, Frolov's work examines the structure, genre, setting, and intention of Judges. Focusing on the canonical Hebrew text, Frolov argues that what we know as the book of Judges is not a literary unit but rather a series of interconnected units that are for the most part closely linked to adjoining books. In particular, he shows how the sequence "apostasy-oppression-repentance-deliverance" traverses the boundary between Judges and Samuel. Frolov also analyzes the history behind the form-critical discussion of this book and exposes the exegetical process so as to enable students and pastors to engage in their own analysis and interpretation of Judges.
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<b><i>Journal of the American Oriental Society</i></b> "Productively provocative and insightful."<b><i>Journal of Hebrew Scriptures</i> Read more...

 
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