Category Archives: Judges

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

Posted in Bible, Controversies, Culture, Judges, OT, Questions and Answers, Sex and Sexuality, Society, Theological | 32 Comments

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

Posted in 1 Samuel, Bible, Exodus, Genesis, Guest Post, Hermeneutics, Hosea, Judges, OT, OT Theology, Theological | 3 Comments

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

Posted in 2 Samuel, Bible, Judges, OT, The Blogosphere | 3 Comments

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

Posted in 1 Samuel, Bible, John, Judges, Lent, Luke, Mark, Matthew, NT, The Atonement, The Atonement, Theological, Theology | 9 Comments