Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Philosophy
Typology, Judges, Land Covenants, Chiasm, Chiastic Structure, Abimelech, Jotham Fable, Literary Seams, Abraham Journey, Hebrew Mindset
Christianity | Religion
Haugen, Amber D., "Authorial Intent of Typological Writing in Judges" (2023). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 4812.
Judges is often deemed one of the darkest and most disordered eras in Israelite history. Despite the diverse and disturbing narratives, this book captures the covenantal patterns of God through the typological patterns intentionally recorded by the author. This dissertation asserts that the final form of Judges demonstrates literary connections through the land covenants, chiastic structuring, textual seams, and the microlevel narratives which underscore a typological intention by the author. Examining the book of Judges through a typological perspective allows the character of God to be understood through the seemingly incongruent narratives.