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Title: Book of Judges: The Art of Editing
Author: Amit, Yairah
Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 1999
Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004108271
Volumes: 1; Pages: xvi, 430
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Using a combination of literary theory and the tools of biblical criticism, this original and thought-provoking study investigates the book of Judges as an example of the art of editing in the Hebrew Bible. Judges is shown to have been composed in its parts, and as a whole, according to particular integrative principles. The study not only sheds new light on the redaction of Judges, but opens a new window on biblical historiography as a whole.Responding to calls in the scholarly literature for its translation from Hebrew, this publication makes Amit's fine study available to a wider audience.ContentsPreface to the English Edition Foreword to the Hebrew Edition List of Abbreviations Introduction Ch. 1 What is Editing in the Bible? Ch. 2 Signs and Leadership--Editorial Guidelines in the Book of Judges Ch. 3 The Exposition Ch. 4 The Short Story and the Editorial Guidelines Ch. 5 The Cycle and the Book Ch. 6 The End of the Book Ch. 7 Epilogue and Hypothesis Regarding Time and Place of Editing Bibliography IndexReview'The author should be congratulated on her ability to produce an interdisciplinary work on the entire book of Judges of such scale and depth... The sound methodology, logic and originality of Amit's analysis often speak for themselves in convincing us of the validity of her approach, and serve as the ultimate proof of her accomplishment of a weighty and worthwhile task.'Meira Polliack, Vetus Testamentum.