Category Archives: Judges

Video: Did Jephthah Kill His Daughter?

Today’s question: “Jephthah? Human sacrifice or something else?” For more on this question, see John Barach’s lectures on Joshua, Judges, and Ruth and James Jordan’s commentary on Judges. If you have any questions for me, please leave them on my Curious Cat … Continue reading

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Video: Why is Lot Called ‘Righteous’ Even Though He Offered His Daughters to the Men of Sodom?

Today’s Question: “How are we to interpret Lot’s offering of his two virgin daughters to the men of Sodom when they surround his house and demand that he brings out his guests so that they may have sex with them … Continue reading

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Questions and Answers on my ‘Strong Female Character’ Trope Article

  Someone drew my attention to a bit of a brouhaha that has been going on over on Twitter about an article I wrote a year and a half ago, in which I questioned the trope of the ‘strong female character’. … Continue reading

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The Levite, the Concubine, and Israel’s Story

A piece of mine has just been published over on the Theopolis Institute. Within it, I explore the broader scriptural themes that are in play in the story of the Levite and his concubine in Judges 19. The story of … Continue reading

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Stabbings in the Bible

I have long been fascinated with biblical accounts of stabbing. As a young child, my two favourite Old Testament stories were 1 Samuel 5 (Dagon and the Ark of the Covenant) and Judges 3:12-30 (Ehud’s stabbing of King Eglon). Somewhat … Continue reading

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Samson on the Cross: A Good Friday Reflection

In my recent post on the subject of exodus in 1 Samuel 1-7, I observed the way that the narrative explores themes of strength and weakness. At the battle of Aphek, the Ark of the Covenant, which was supposed to … Continue reading

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