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Uniform Title Bible. Judges. English. Boling. 1975
Title Judges / introduction, translation, and commentary by Robert G. Boling
Edition First edition
Published Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, [1975]


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Description xxi, 338 pages, 6 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series The Anchor Bible ; 6A
Bible. English. Anchor Bible. 1964 ; v. 6A
Contents Preface -- List of illustrations and maps -- Principal abbreviations -- Glossary of terms -- Transcription equivalents -- List of Ancient Near Eastern texts -- Chronology of the Book of Judges -- INTRODUCTION -- Illustrious men and women -- Why "Judges"? -- Minor judges -- On the trail of Ancient Israel -- Religion and life -- The chronological problem -- Heaven and earth: Yahweh's Kingdom -- The growth of the Book of Judges -- The text -- Selected bibliography -- THE BOOK OF JUDGES -- The prelude and the beginnings -- The history of Israel with the Judges -- Supplementary studies -- The end -- Appendix A -- Appendix B -- Index of place and personal names in the text -- Index of subjects -- Index of biblical references -- Key to the text
Summary Boling's in-depth introduction and commentary explain the historical background, the sociocultural and religious milieu, and the literary complexities of the book. His fresh translation draws the modern reader into the dynamic stories while conveying the nuance of the Hebrew text
Judges records the birth pangs of the Israelite nation. From the Conquest to the Settlement, the conflicts in this book (military, political, and religious) reveal a nascent Israel, struggling to define itself as a people
The period of the Judges, c. 1200-1100 B.C.E., was fraught with intertribal struggles, skirmishes and pitched battles with neighboring peoples, and the constant threat of assimilation. The Israelites repeatedly turned away from their God: ignored his commandments, worshipped other gods, and continually sinned. Yahweh raised up judges to lead the people back to covenant faithfulness. In their several roles as priest, prophet, and military chief of staff, these judges heeded God's call and led the people. In the Book of Judges, we get rare glimpses into the exceptional qualities and human frailties of these leaders. The approachable stories, the humor, and even the criticism of the children of Israel and the judges surprisingly illuminate a people in transition
Analysis Bible / O.T / Judges Commentaries
Bible. O.T. - Commentaries
Notes (Bible. English. Anchor Bible. 1964; v.6A)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Subject Bible. Judges -- Commentaries.
Bible. Judges -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Author Boling, Robert G., editor
LC no. 72096229
ISBN 038501029X
Other Titles Society of Biblical Literature abbreviation for series: AB
OTHER TI Bible. Judges. English. Boling. 1975