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The Book of Judges : Cambridge Bible Commentary: New English Bible - James D. Martin

The Book of Judges

Cambridge Bible Commentary: New English Bible

Paperback Published: 15th December 1975
ISBN: 9780521097680
Number Of Pages: 248

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The Book of Judges forms part of that section of the Old Testament known as the 'Historical Books'. These books are theological interpretations of history, the word of God revealed in the events of Israel's past. The Book of Judges describes the continuing attempts of the Israelites to settle in central Palestine in the period between 1250 and 1000 BC and consists of a series of stories about individual judges who, in the earlier period of settlement, as military leaders, saved the people in attacks by hostile neighbours and in the later period of settlement became judicial figures of considerable importance. In his introductory section Dr Martin tries to discern the objective truths behind the theological interpretations of historical events; he also discusses the original form of the book, its chronology, multiple authorship, sources, and the nature and role of the judges. In the established style of the series the N.E.B. translation of the text then follows, divided into brief sections and alternating with passages of commentary. The results of recent Old Testament scholarship and modern theological thought are conveyed in simple language to the student and layman.

The book as history
Literary sources and composition
The role of the judge in early Israel
The book as part of a larger whole
The conquest of Canaan completed
Israel under the judges
Israel oppressed by the Philistines
Years of lawlessness
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ISBN: 9780521097680
ISBN-10: 0521097681
Series: Cambridge Bible Commentary: New English Bible
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 15th December 1975
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 12.7  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.27

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