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Joshua and Judges
Brenner, Athalya and Gale A. Yee, editors

Minneapolis: Fortress, 2013 pp. xxii + 333. $49

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Texts @ Contexts


Description: The Texts @ Contexts series gathers scholarly voices from diverse contexts and social locations to bring new or unfamiliar facets of biblical texts to light. Joshua and Judges focuses attention on themes and tensions at the beginning of Israel's story in the Bible. How do these books represent conquest, war, trauma, violence against women and their marginalization? How does God appear to relate to these realities? And what do contemporary men and women do with biblical ambivalence?

Like other volumes in the Texts @ Contexts series, these essays de-center the often homogeneous first-world orientation of much biblical scholarship and open up new possibilities for discovery.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Historical Books, Joshua, Judges, Literature, Methods, Literary Approaches, Narrative Criticism, Ideological Critique, Feminist Approaches, Postcolonial Approaches

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Review by Ginny Brewer-Boydston
Published 5/17/2014
Citation: Ginny Brewer-Boydston, review of Athalya Brenner and Gale A. Yee, eds., Joshua and Judges, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2014).


Review by Kenneth C. Way
Published 6/16/2016
Citation: Kenneth C. Way, review of Athalya Brenner and Gale A. Yee, eds., Joshua and Judges, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2016).


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