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Theology in the Book of Iudges
The Stories of the Iudges
Abimelech afﬁrm Ammonites Baal Barak beginning biblical book of Exodus book of joshua book of judges Canaanites chaos chaps chapters commentary concludes covenant loyalty culture Danites Deborah deliver Israel deliverance deterioration that characterizes Deuteronomistic divine Eglon Ehud entire book especially Exod faithful ﬁghting ﬁnal form ﬁnally ﬁrst Gibeah Gideon God’s purposes God’s sovereignty Hebrew hero human humor Ibzan idolatry idolatry and disobedience Introduction Israel Israelites Iudges jael jael’s jephthah jephthah’s daughter josh judah judges 19 justice and righteousness killed king land larger canonical context Latter Prophets Levite Levite’s concubine LORD means Micah minor judges monarchy narrative narrator Nazirite Nazirite status NRSV Numbers oppression Othniel pattern people’s perspective Philistines portrayed progressive deterioration prophetic canon reader recalls reﬂect role sacriﬁce Samson Samson’s mother section 2c serve Shamgar Shechem signiﬁcance Sisera suggested sure theological throughout the book Timnah Torah tribe trickster unfaithfulness verse violence woman women word worship