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Gideon—ein Anti-Held? Ein Beitrag zur Auseinandersetzung mit dem sog. 'flawed-hero approach' Am Beispiel Von Jdc. Vi 36–40

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Recent scholarly investigations concerning the judges narratives tend towards a socalled 'flawed-hero approach'. Especially Gideon has been interpreted as a somewhat ambiguous figure. W. Bluedorn has argued that in Judg. vi 36–40 Gideon wants to cheat YHWH by forcing him to serve Gideon's own selfish desires. Contrary to Bluedorn's view it can be shown, that Gideon is honestly longing for guidance. He needs to be assured of his divine mission, without denying YHWH's sovereignty.


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