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Bibil Identifier bibil:202289
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Accounts of Deborah (Judges 4—5) in Recent Research
Author Mayfield, Tyler
Journal Currents in Biblical Research (Volume: 7, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Year (Second publication) 2009
Language English
Pages 306-335 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Within the book of Judges, the figure of Deborah receives exceptional treatment in that her actions are presented first in a narrative, comprising chapter four, then in a poem, chapter five. Read together or separately, these chapters elicit scholarly interpretations aplenty. This article surveys recent research on the accounts of Deborah since 1990 by dividing the discussion into three sections: the two accounts as a single unit, Judges 4 alone, and Judges 5 alone. The first section discusses the function of these chapters within the book and their relationship with each other. The second section further subdivides according to the narrative elements of character or event, while the third section's divisions are based on common scholarly concerns like genre, dating, and structure.
DOI 10.1177/1476993X09104456
Pericopes Judges 4-5
Genres Research History
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