Doing Right in Their Own Eyes: The Great Controversy Theme in the Book of Judges

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This book chapter was originally published as:

Tasker, D. (2015). Doing right in their own eyes: The great controversy theme in the book of judges. In G. Pfandl (Ed.), The great controversy and the end of evil: Biblical and theological studies in honor of Angel Manuel Rodriguez in celebration of his seventieth birthday (pp. 3-13). Silver Spring, MD: Review & Herald.

ISBN: 9780925675224


220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)


The great controversy theme saturates the book of Judges. The historical context is portrayed as chaotic, in large measure due to the conflicting ethical views of people whose allegiance is either with Yahweh or Baal. Case studies of Deborah, Gideon and Samson illustrate the intensification of this struggle which ebbs and flows in unexpected ways.


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