Biblical scholar Butler offers a critical and theological reading of Judges that de-emphasizes authorship issues and argues for an earlier date of composition than previously established. Discusses Judges as a reversal of the structure and achievements outlined in Joshua; reveals major characters as heroes and failures; and wrestles with the nature and expectations of leadership. 400 pages, hardcover from Nelson.
Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 400 Vendor: Thomas Nelson Publication Date: 2000
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Trent C. Butler has a Ph.D. in biblical studies and linguistics from Vanderbilt University, has done further study at Heidelberg and Zurich, and has participated in the excavation of Beersheba. He served ten years on the faculty of the International Baptist Theological Seminary in Rüschilkon, Switzerland, and for twenty-two years as editor and editorial director for Holman Bible Publishers. Currently, he is a retired free-lance editor.