"Judges" records the birth pangs of the Israelite nation. From the Conquest to the Settlement, the conflicts in this book (military, political, and religious) reveal a nascent Israel, struggling to define itself as a people. The period of the Judges, c. 1200-1100 B.C.E., was fraught with intertribal struggles, skirmishes and pitched battles with ...Read More"Judges" records the birth pangs of the Israelite nation. From the Conquest to the Settlement, the conflicts in this book (military, political, and religious) reveal a nascent Israel, struggling to define itself as a people. The period of the Judges, c. 1200-1100 B.C.E., was fraught with intertribal struggles, skirmishes and pitched battles with neighboring peoples, and the constant threat of assimilation. The Israelites repeatedly turned away from their God: ignored his commandments, worshiped other gods, and continually sinned. Yahweh raised up judges to lead the people back to covenant faithfulness. In their several roles as priest, prophet, and military chief of staff, these judges heeded God's call and led the people. In the Book of Judges, we get rare glimpses into the exceptional qualities and human frailties of these leaders. The approachable stories, the humor, and even the criticism of the children of Israel and the judges surprisingly illuminate a people in transition. Boling's in-depth introduction and commentary explain the historical background, the sociocultural and religious milieu, and the literary complexities of the book. His fresh translation draws the modern reader into the dynamic stories while conveying the nuance of the Hebrew text.Read Less
Good in good dust jacket. Text in English, Hebrew. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 376 p. Contains: Illustrations. Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries, 6A. Audience: General/trade. name of owner no underlining clean pages
Good. 038501029X TITLE: ANCHOR-JUDGESAUTHOR: BOLING, ROBERTISBN 10: 038501029XISBN 13: 9780385010290BINDING: Hardback without Dust JacketPUBLICATION DATE: 1980PAGES: 338DESCRIPTION: Used book in good or better condition.
Very Good in Good+ dust jacket. 038501029x. Bumped upper board edges, clean/unused paperwork at front; no typical library markings. Dustjacket: worn spine ends and torn upper front edge.; The Anchor Bible, Vol. 6A; Ex-Library; tall 8vo 9"-10" t; 338 pages; Christianity, blue/black, philcat tem.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. 9 1/2" Stated First. NOT an ex library book. Bookplate on inside front cover. Clean interior pages. Dust jacket with blue background has 1" tear with creases top of spine, price is not clipped.
Near Fine in Very Good jacket. Slightest wear & soil to cover & DJ. The DJ is lightly rubbed to the tips. The DJ is lightly sunned to the spine. Owner inscription and/or Previous Seller notation to front endpaper or inner cover, possibly also to Title page. All pages clean, crisp and unmarked. Tight spine. Clean boards. (Anchor Bible Series) Pages: 338. 8vo (6.25" x 9.5").
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