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Tell Me, O Muse The Song of Deborah (Judges 5) in the Light of Heroic Poetry

by Charles L. Echols

Part of the The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies Series

Tell Me, O Muse The Song of Deborah (Judges 5) in the Light of Heroic Poetry Synopsis

This is a ground breaking analysis of the Song of Deborah through a comparative study of heroic poetry that elucidates the otherwise enigmatic role of Yahweh.The so-called Song of Deborah celebrates a decisive victory during the era of the Judges, and praises Jael and the Israelites for their defeat of a Canaanite coalition led by Sisera. Despite generations of scholarship, virtually every aspect of the poem remains disputed because it has been misunderstood in previous research. This study explains both the enigmatic role of Yahweh of the poem and its heroic ethos through a comparative study of heroic poetry.Over the last 30 years this pioneering series has established an unrivalled reputation for cutting-edge international scholarship in Biblical Studies and has attracted leading authors and editors in the field. The series takes many original and creative approaches to its subjects, including innovative work from historical and theological perspectives, social-scientific and literary theory, and more recent developments in cultural studies and reception history.

Tell Me, O Muse The Song of Deborah (Judges 5) in the Light of Heroic Poetry Press Reviews

Reviewed in Religious Studies Review, Vol. 36, No. 2, June 2010 (UK) 'An interesting re-examination of old issues in an attempt to pin down answers to still unanswered questions about the Song of Deborah'

Book Information

ISBN: 9780567026941
Publication date: 15th May 2008
Author: Charles L. Echols
Publisher: T.& T.Clark Ltd an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 224 pages
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About Charles L. Echols

Charles L. Echols, Ph.D., is a life member of Clare Hall, Cambridge, UK and has research interests in the early history and religion of Israel. He lives in Stapleford, Cambridgeshire with his wife and daughter.

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