Trible on the woman from Bethlehem

Trible on Judges 19-21


Major horrors

Interpretive tools used by Trible

Rhetorical criticism - descriptive analysis of persuasive communication

Text criticism - comparing different ancient manuscripts

Redaction criticism

Canonical criticism

History of interpretation

Reader response

Other women in early Israel

Deborah - woman judge

Yael - woman who kills an enemy of Israel

Ruth - cute story that condones intermarriage


Review of tools of interpretation


Rhetorical c.

Form c.

Source c.

Redaction c.

Canonical c.

Text c.

Typology (pre)

Reader-response (post)