Saturday, January 27, 2018

Subversion of male leadership in Judges?

PROF. JACOB L. WRIGHT: Yael and the Subversion of Male Leaders in Judges (
The Canaanite general Sisera is killed by Yael in her tent but in an older version of the story, he died in battle at the hands of the Israelite general, Barak. The story was revised as part of a broader theme in Judges, to weaken the image of male military heroes through women and give the power to God.
Could be. Redaction criticism is fun too.

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