A fistful of shekels: Scrutinizing Ehud's entertaining violence (Judges 3:12-30)

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/262872
Title:
A fistful of shekels: Scrutinizing Ehud's entertaining violence (Judges 3:12-30)
Authors:
Christianson, Eric
Abstract:
In Judges violence is a typical means by which Yahweh orchestrates justice. It becomes the end for the good (such as, likely, Jephthah's daughter), the bad (such as enemy Sisera) and the ugly (such as the thoroughly unpleasant Abimelech). Just as Judges asks the question, 'Who is going to lead Israel?', it also implicitly questions the value of the means by which Israel shall be led. Likewise, the Western film genre creates a dialogue about violence; who may use it and when. It is also about access to the land and its governance. These mutual concerns are explored in a developed comparison between the Ehud narrative (Judg. 3:12-30) and some of the ambiguously virtuous violent heroes of Western films (particularly Clint Eastwood's Spaghetti Western creation, 'the Man with No Name').
Affiliation:
Chester College of Higher Education
Citation:
Biblical Interpretation: A Journal of Contemporary Approaches, 11(1), 2003, pp. 53-78
Publisher:
Brill
Journal:
Biblical Interpretation: A Journal of Contemporary Approaches
Publication Date:
Jan-2003
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/262872
DOI:
10.1163/15685150360495570
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http://www.brill.com/biblical-interpretation-0
Type:
Article
Language:
en
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ISSN:
15685152; 09272569
Sponsors:
This article was submitted to the RAE2008 for the University of Chester - Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies.
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Theology and Religious Studies

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dc.contributor.authorChristianson, Ericen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-17T09:45:12Z-
dc.date.available2012-12-17T09:45:12Z-
dc.date.issued2003-01-
dc.identifier.citationBiblical Interpretation: A Journal of Contemporary Approaches, 11(1), 2003, pp. 53-78en_GB
dc.identifier.issn15685152-
dc.identifier.issn09272569-
dc.identifier.doi10.1163/15685150360495570-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/262872-
dc.descriptionThis article is not available through ChesterRep.en_GB
dc.description.abstractIn Judges violence is a typical means by which Yahweh orchestrates justice. It becomes the end for the good (such as, likely, Jephthah's daughter), the bad (such as enemy Sisera) and the ugly (such as the thoroughly unpleasant Abimelech). Just as Judges asks the question, 'Who is going to lead Israel?', it also implicitly questions the value of the means by which Israel shall be led. Likewise, the Western film genre creates a dialogue about violence; who may use it and when. It is also about access to the land and its governance. These mutual concerns are explored in a developed comparison between the Ehud narrative (Judg. 3:12-30) and some of the ambiguously virtuous violent heroes of Western films (particularly Clint Eastwood's Spaghetti Western creation, 'the Man with No Name').en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipThis article was submitted to the RAE2008 for the University of Chester - Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBrillen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.brill.com/biblical-interpretation-0en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Biblical Interpretation: A Journal of Contemporary Approachesen_GB
dc.subjectJudges (Old Testament)en_GB
dc.subjectviolenceen_GB
dc.subjectWestern filmsen_GB
dc.titleA fistful of shekels: Scrutinizing Ehud's entertaining violence (Judges 3:12-30)en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentChester College of Higher Educationen_GB
dc.identifier.journalBiblical Interpretation: A Journal of Contemporary Approachesen_GB
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