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Judges: A Commentary
Niditch, Susan

Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2008 pp. xxviii + 290. $49.95

Series Information
Old Testament Library


Description: The acclaimed Old Testament Library provides fresh and authoritative treatments of important aspects of Old Testament study through commentaries and general studies. Its judicious commentaries explain in a highly readable format the most significant historical, linguistic, literary, and theological features of the biblical texts. Of no exception, Susan Niditch s commentary on the book of Judges pays careful attention to the literary and narrative techniques of the text and yields fresh readings of the book s difficult passages: stories of violence, ethnic conflict, and gender issues. Niditch aptly and richly conveys the theological impact and enduring significance of these stories.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Historical Books, Judges, Literature

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Review by Yairah Amit
Published 3/14/2009
Citation: Yairah Amit, review of Susan Niditch, Judges: A Commentary, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2009).


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