Theo Todman's Web Page - Notes Pages

Christian Tractatus

(Text as at 12/08/2007 10:17:46)

The history of Israel under the judges appears to contain legendary elements (eg. much of the Samson narratives), but the history of the struggles against the Philistines seems to be based on fact. The theological interpretation of events in the Book of Judges (ie. the association of ill-fortune with a "turning away from the Lord") may be seen either as a simple fact or as a naive system of rewards morality that elements of the later prophetic tradition sought to correct.

  1. Personally, I find that the Mount Gerizim versus Mount Ebal (blessings versus cursings) theology carries on through the high prophetic tradition as far as national prosperity is concerned, though it is recognised that righteousness (and wickedness) are not adequately rewarded at the level of the individual.

Note last updated Reference for this Topic Parent Topic
12/08/2007 10:17:46 471 (Problems - Judges) Problems - Christianity Historical

Summary of Note Links to this Page

Problems - Christianity Historical        

To access information, click on one of the links in the table above.

Text Colour Conventions

  1. Blue: Text by me; © Theo Todman, 2019

© Theo Todman, June 2007 - Feb 2019.Please address any comments on this page to output:
Website Maintenance Dashboard
Return to Top of this PageReturn to Theo Todman's Philosophy PageReturn to Theo Todman's Home Page