Description: Sunday School curriculum or an irredeemably violent book?
Throughout its history Judges has both entertained and appalled
readersósome read it as a series of simple stories about faithfulness
and some as a brutal and bloodthirsty book. Heller explores how
Judges can shape our understanding of our world, our relationships,
and can provide a path to a deeper appreciation of the ways of
God among people. Far from seeing the book as either simplistic or
cruel, Heller allows this odd text to speak to us anew about God, sin,
relationships, and justice.
Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Historical Books, Judges, Literature
Review by Klaas Spronk
Citation: Klaas Spronk, review of Roy L. Heller, Conversations with Scripture: The Book of Judges, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2012).
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