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Bibil Identifier bibil:221434
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Judging the Judges
Title (English, ) Finding Value in These Problematic Characters
Author Martin, L.R.
Journal Verbum et Ecclesia (Volume: 29, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Language English
Pages 110-129 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The biblical judges are well known for their less than exemplary behaviour. In the past, these judges have been appreciated largely as examples of how a charismatic leader should not behave. In spite of the judges’ questionable morals, the writer of the book of Hebrews commends four of them (Barak, Gideon, Jephthah, and Samson) for their faith. This paper evaluates these judges in light of their characterisations in the book of Hebrews and in the book of Judges and suggests that our struggle with the judges parallels the contemporary integrity crisis in Christian leadership.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel : Periods : Origins : Premonarchical Period : Judges
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Former Prophets : Judges
Pericopes Hebrews 11
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