Judges and Ruth
By (author) Victor Harold Matthews
Series edited by Ben Witherington Bill T. Arnold
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Judges and Ruth by Victor Harold Matthews
Book DescriptionThis commentary brings to life the world portrayed in the stories in Judges and Ruth. The intention is to prepare the reader to understand social norms and customs, such as hospitality codes, marriage customs, inheritance laws, or agricultural practices when they appear in the stories. Having established a cultural and literary context for Judges and Ruth, the commentary then treats each episode separately and as a whole. It is written to be accessible for a wide audience - including clergy, scholars, teachers, seminarians, and interested lay people. A suggested reading list - a feature of all volumes in the New Cambridge Bible Commentary - serves as a point of entry for the new serious students of Judges and Ruth, and the entire NRSV translation is provided throughout the text as a convenience to the reader.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521000666
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 12-Jan-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Victor Harold Matthews
Old Testament Parallels, Paperback (September 2006)
Presents an anthology of ancient Near Eastern laws and stories that share parallel themes and issues with biblical stories. This book is based on the discoveries of the ancient Near Eastern texts.
Brief History of Ancient Israel, Paperback (October 2002)
Drawing on contemporary archaelogical findings, this work presents a concise history of ancient Israel from its pre-historical beginnings to the post-exilic period. He provides a cogent and condensed discussion of events illustrated by charts and insets that make the book approachable.
IVP Bible Background Commentary, Hardback (November 2000)» View all books by Victor Harold Matthews
This unique commentary provides historical, social and cultural background for each passage of the Old Testament. From Genesis through Malachi, this single volume gathers and condenses an abundance of specialized knowledge, and includes a glossary, maps and charts, and expanded explanations of significant background issues.
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