Monthly Archives: October 2010

Judges 11-13: שבלת שמבלת

11 (cont.) I got so bogged down in stupid analyzation in my last post that I didn’t even finish the chapter. There is one section of Jephthah’s story left, and it’s the most well known. (otherwise I’d just get on … Continue reading

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Judges 11: The J in Jephthah

11 You probably know the Book of Judges formula by now. Insert “Jephthah the Gileadite” as the savior of Israel, and “Ammonites” as the requisite evil other in need of slaughter. Chapter 11 consists of three sections. I won’t guess about the … Continue reading

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Judges 8-10

8 As noted in the previous post, there is a fragmentary bit of text stuck in at 7:22b-8:3. Verse 8.4 has Gideon chasing down the Midianites in what is either the original continuation of the weird jar-torch escapade, or a separate tale. … Continue reading

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