May 28 – Judges


1. There’s a very memorable story in Chapter 4 of Judges involving two women, and one in particular: Jael. Is she a hero in the text? What do you think?

2. Specifically about Judges 11: what are the Biblical echoes or repetitions you detect in this story? What do you do with them? And what do you think of the way Frymer-Kensky interprets this story?

3. And then this question: how does Judges (as a book) function in the Hebrew Bible? What reason would the canonists have for including it?

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