The Triumph of Irony in the Book of Judges by Lillian R. Klein

By Lillian R. Klein

The Triumph of Irony within the e-book of Judges makes a speciality of the literary caliber of the ebook of Judges. Klein extrapolates the subject of irony within the e-book of Judges, looking to turn out that it's the major structural point. She issues out how this literary equipment provides to the final that means and tone of the ebook, and what it finds in regards to the tradition of the time. Chronologically divided into sections, Klein explores the narrative and commentates at the literary houses throughout-plot, personality improvement, and backbone, in addition to the most subject matter of irony.

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Israel is reduced to passivity, 'brought low' (in the Niphal); and the name of the oppressor Midian 'encloses' the activity, to cry to Yahweh (in the Qal), of the sons of Israel. 1 This structure tersely reinforces the opposition of Midian to Israel and Israel's restricted condition under that oppression. The structure is then countered by Yahweh's 'prophet' (instead of the oppressor) against 'the sons of Israel' in the third parallel verse. The sons of Israel are not immediately sent a deliverer, a judge; they are sent 'a man, a prophet'.

Gideon's name is based on the verbal root gdy, which means 'to cut down or off' (AHCL, 1981:132) and is interpreted as 'hacker, hewer' by Boling (1975:130). 28). The actual deed is simply ldone\ 'asdh* (waya'as). Indeed, the appropriateness of Gideon's name is questionable at this moment. Gideon the hacker-hewer is apparently ready to contend with his visitor but is afraid to cut down the Asherah. Jerubbaal—'let Baal contend', the name given to Gideon to commemorate the deed—changes the focus of his name from one of physical destruction (hacker) to one of verbal contention (contend, 4.

Only three hundred men both kneel and use their hands, and these men will constitute the fighting force to conquer the camp of Midian. The basis of selection has been variously conjectured since the time of Josephus, and the verse components have been reconstructed to support myriad theories, all of which assume a single test of elimination. However, careful reading of the text suggests a two-step 4. Complications 57 process of selection.

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