Item description for Judges and Ruth (New Cambridge Bible Commentary) by Victor H. Matthews...
Overview Providing critical background information about social norms and customs such as hospitality codes, marriage traditions, inheritance laws, and agricultural practices, Matthews establishes a cultural and literary context for the Books of Judges and Ruth. Having laid this essential foundation, his accessible commentary then treats each episode separately and as a whole. Includes the complete NRSV text. 270 pages, softcover.
Publishers 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.
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Studio: Cambridge University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.94" Width: 6.28" Height: 0.81" Weight: 0.86 lbs.
Release Date Mar 27, 2015
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Series New Cambridge Bible Commentary
ISBN 0521000661 ISBN13 9780521000666
Availability 91 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 25, 2016 05:26.
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More About Victor H. Matthews
Victor H. Matthews (PhD, Brandeis University) is dean of the College of Humanities and Public Affairs and professor of religious studies at Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri, where he has taught for thirty years. He is the author of numerous books, including The Hebrew Prophets and Their Social World.
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Have not recieved item Oct 1, 2009
I bought this book on August 19. Today is October 1 and I still have not received the product. I have emailed a1books and they tell me to please be patient. I could have walked to their location, picked it up and walked back. Will never buy from them again! Will let you know if it does not come in 2009!