"A Biblical Reconstruction of the Prophetess Deborah in Judges 4"

Bibliographic Information: 

Osborne, William. "A Biblical Reconstruction of the Prophetess Deborah in Judges 4," Journal for the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament 2.2 (2013): 199-214.

Description:

By analyzing Judges 4 in its historical and literary setting, this article presents a biblical reconstruction of the prophetic identity and message of the prophetess Deborah. The study concludes that 1) Deborah, as a prophetess, seems to show great similarity to the āpiltum observed in early Mari, 2) Deborah is not portrayed as a primitive necromancer, and 3) in the narrative she opposes Barak’s desire for personal honor and presents Yahweh as Israel’s sole deliverer from oppression.

Publisher: 
Wipf & Stock Publishers