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Judges 1-12
A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary

Jack M. Sasson

Profound changes have occurred in the study of early Israel over the past four decades.†In recent years, the pendulum of scholarship has swung toward literary and theological readings that are not significantly informed by the literature of the ancient Near East. Jack M. Sassonís commentary to the first twelve chapters of the book of Judges is a refreshing corrective to that trend. It aims to expand comprehension of the Hebrew text by explaining its meaning, exploring its contexts, and charting its effect over time. Addressed are issues about the techniques that advance the textís objectives, the impulses behind its composition, the motivations behind its preservation, the diversity of interpretations during its transmission in several anci...

The Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries

2014   616 pp.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300190335  $100.00 tx

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