Laying Out the Fleece: Reading Gideon's Requests with Reception History

Kelly J. Murphy

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 7/1/2017

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Issue: Joshua and Judges (Vol. 37, No 3, Summer, 2017)

When it comes to reading difficult or obscure biblical passages, it can be very instructive to understand how faithful persons over the centuries have read them. The reception history of a text can spark the reader’s imagination and broaden the ways in which the biblical text can be appropriated.

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