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Bibil Identifier bibil:211450
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) “Some Worthless and Reckless Fellows”
Title (English, ) Landlessness and Parasocial Leadership in Judges
Author Doak, Brian R.
Journal Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (Volume: 11, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 1-29 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In this essay, I argue that the narratives in Judges 9, 11, and 18 should be read as examples of “parasocial” leadership in the Iron Age Levant. Specific characters such as Abimelek and Jephthah are parasocial leaders whose existence fits within known categories of regional social change. By extension, Judges may be read as the most sustained literary product in the ancient Near East depicting a world of habiru-like actors generating political transformation.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Lands of the Levant (except Canaan-Israel) : Lands of the Levant (in general) : History and Civilization
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel : Themes : Habiru
Pericopes Judges 9
Judges 11
Judges 18
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