Most people suppose that the book of Judges is filled with tales of pious leaders called judges who performed acts that protected the Israelites and helped form them into a praiseworthy nation. A close reading of the book shows that the early history of Israel was just the opposite.
By examining the biblical book of Judges with references to many classical, traditional, as well as modern scholarly sources, Dr. Israel Drazin reveals insights that many readers will consider unusual. His objective analysis of the book confronts challenging questions, such as:
- What does the story of Deborah reveal about the Bible’s attitude to female leadership?
- Why didn’t Jephthah annul his vow?
- Was Samson’s act of martyrdom appropriate?
Always open-minded, Dr. Drazin reveals a perspective on Judges that will enlighten and astonish.