Providing critical background information about social norms and customs such as hospitality codes, marriage traditions, inheritance laws, and agricultural practices, Matthews establishes a cultural and literary context for the Books of Judges and Ruth. Having laid this essential foundation, his accessible commentary then treats each episode separately and as a whole. Includes the complete NRSV text. 270 pages, softcover.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 270 Vendor: Cambridge University Press Publication Date: 2004 Dimensions: 9.0 X 6.0 (inches)
Bringing to life the world portrayed in the stories in Judges and Ruth, this commentary offers readers an "insider" perspective on the narratives. After establishing a cultural and literary context, Victor Matthews analyzes each episode separately and as a whole.