Book Review: Judges For You

Edge Induced Cohesion

Judges For You, edited from the study by Timothy Keller

This book was not quite what I expected it to be.  I expected a somewhat intellectual discussion of the relevance of the Bible’s judges for believers and how that related to the biblical view of authority in general.  That is not what this book is.  Instead, this book is a commentary about the book of Judges.  As someone who is fond of the book of judges and its implications for believers [1], I did not find this to be a problem.  Nonetheless, it was quite a bit of a surprise to me that this book was merely one part of a series of Bible commentaries that I had hitherto been completely unfamiliar with.  The fact that this commentary is aimed at people whose biblical understanding is not particularly deep and whose interest in the material is tied to a look…

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My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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