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Hollow men, strange women : riddles, codes, and otherness in the Book of Judges / by Robin Baker.

Author/Creator:
Baker, Robin (Professor of Old Testament), author.
Publication:
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2016]
Format/Description:
Book
xx, 354 pages ; 25 cm.
Series:
Biblical interpretation series ; v. 143.
Biblical interpretation series, 0928-0731 ; VOLUME 143
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Subjects:
Bible. Judges -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. Judges.
Form/Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Contents:
Maps with gazetteer
Introduction: 'A spoil of divers colours on both sides'
'O mirror of our fickle state': riddles, words and other instruments of illusion
Not quite at home: geography and otherness
'Let me feel the pillars on which the house stands': the role and symbolism of the book's rhetorical architecture
The tangled roots of Deborah's tree: Mesopotamia, Egypt and the soul of Judges
'This broken jaw of our lost kingdoms': death and cosmic warfare
Past as parable, history as honey: Judges as historiography
Epilogue: Judges and the Deuteronomist.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-326) and indexes.
Other format:
Online version: Baker, Robin (Professor of Old Testament), author. Hollow men, strange women
ISBN:
9789004322660 (hardback : alk. paper)
9004322663 (hardback : alk. paper)
OCLC:
945029755