New Cambridge Bible Commentary: Judges and Ruth

Description

This commentary brings to life the world portrayed in the stories in Judges and Ruth. The intention is to prepare the reader to understand social norms and customs, such as hospitality codes, marriage customs, inheritance laws, or agricultural practices when they appear in the stories. Having established a cultural and literary context for Judges and Ruth, the commentary then treats each episode separately and as a whole. It is written to be accessible for a wide audience - including clergy, scholars, teachers, seminarians, and interested lay people. A suggested reading list - a feature of all volumes in the New Cambridge Bible Commentary - serves as a point of entry for the new serious students of Judges and Ruth, and the entire NRSV translation is provided throughout the text as a convenience to the reader.

Details

Author(s)
Victor Harold Matthews, Ben Witherington, Bill T. Arnold, James D. G. Dunn, Michael V. Fox, Robert P. Gordon, Judith M. Gundry-Volf
Format
Paperback | 294 pages
Dimensions
160 x 227 x 21mm | 390g
Publication date
27 Mar 2015
Publisher
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Publication City/Country
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition
Annotated
Illustrations note
2 Maps; 25 Line drawings, unspecified
ISBN10
0521000661
ISBN13
9780521000666
Bestsellers rank
553,933