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Author Assis, Eliyahu.

Title Self-interest or communal interest : an ideology of leadership in the Gideon, Abimelech, and Jephthah narratives (Judg. 6-12) / by Elie Assis
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 263 pages)
Series Supplements to Vetus Testamentum, 0083-5889 ; 106
Supplements to Vetus Testamentum ; v. 106
Contents Gideon account -- Abimelech account -- Jephthah account
Summary "This book provides an extensive literary analysis of the Gideon, Abimelech and Jephthah narratives in Judges 6-12, and discloses the main intention of these stories. The book consists of three chapters, each of which analyses the respective biblical narratives. These narratives show the two parameters by which the Israelite leaders are examined, namely their loyalty to God and their altruistic character: A leader who prefers his own in interest is doomed to his own demise and brings devastation upon his people, judges does not establish a preferred governmental model, instead in considers the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of regimes. In the epilogue it is suggested that these narratives are conveniently placed in the pre-monarchic period when the question of the regime becomes part of the political debate. The book of Judges offers criteria for the choice of the right leader." --Book Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Bible. Judges, VI-XII -- Commentaries
Leadership -- Biblical teaching.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2005042197
ISBN 1429452986 (electronic bk.)
9004143548 (alk. paper)
9781429452984 (electronic bk.)
9789004143548 (alk. paper)