The Book of Judges
By (author) Marc Zvi Brettler
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Book of Judges by Marc Zvi Brettler
Book DescriptionThe Book of Judges has typically been treated either as a historical account of the conquest of Israel and the rise of the monarch, or as an ancient Israelite work of literary fiction. In this new approach, Brettler contends that Judges is essentially a political tract, which argues for the legitimacy of Davidic kingship. He skilfully and accessibly shows the tension between the stories in their original forms, and how they were altered and reused to create a book with a very different meaning. Important reading for all those studying this part of the Bible.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415162173
(216mm x 138mm x 12mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 23-Aug-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Marc Zvi Brettler
Bible and the Believer, Paperback (March 2015)
How can one read the Bible both critically and religiously? To answer that question, The Bible and the Believer enlists one Jewish, one Catholic, and one Protestant biblical scholar who explain and illustrate how to read the Hebrew Bible/Tanakh/Old Testament critically and religiously in light of their own religious traditions.
Jewish Study Bible, Hardback (November 2014)
Includes preface to the 1985 JPS edition, published under title: Tanakh: a new translation of the Holy Scriptures according to the traditional Hebrew text.
Book of Job, Paperback (June 2013)View all books by Marc Zvi Brettler
This fresh translation and annotation of a celebrated classic of world literature captures some of the finest poetry in the Hebrew Bible and uncovers the original author's intent in a way that is accessible for modern readers and spiritual seekers.
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Author Biography - Marc Zvi Brettler
Marc Zvi Brettler is Professor of Hebrew Bible in the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, Brandeis University. His previous publications include The Creation of History in Ancient Israel, also published by Routledge.
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