Listen: Divinity professor offers new look at Book of Judges

Jack M. Sasson (Daniel Dubois/Vanderbilt)

Profound changes have occurred in the study of early Israel over the past four decades. Jack M. Sasson, the Mary Jane Werthan Professor of Jewish Studies and Hebrew Bible, offers a new appreciation of the first 12 chapters of the book of Judges in a forthcoming book. Divinity Librarian Chris Benda interviewed Sasson, who is also a faculty member in Jewish Studies and Classical Studies, professor of classics in the College of Arts and Science, about the research behind Judges 1-12: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary. The book, which is part of the Anchor Yale Bible Commentary Series, is scheduled for publication April 2014.