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Albright, W. F. (1939), ‘The Israelite Conquest of the Land in the Light of Archaeology’, BASOR 74: 11–23.

Alt, A. (1967), Essays on Old Testament History and Religion (Garden City, NY: Doubleday), 173–221; German original, Die Landnahme der Israeliten in Palästina (Leipzig: Reformationsprogramm der Universität, 1925).

Alter, R. (1990), ‘Samson Without Folklore’, in Niditch (ed.) (1990), 47–56.

Anderson, G. A. (1987), Sacrifices and Offerings in Ancient Israel: Studies in their Social and Political Importance (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall).

Boling, R. G. (1975), Judges: Introduction, Translation, and Commentary, AB 6A.

Brettler, M. (1989), ‘The Book of Judges: Literature as Politics’, JBL 103: 395–418.

Bright, J. (1981), A History of Israel, 3rd edn. (Philadelphia: Westminster).

Camp, C. V., and Fontaine, C. R. (1990), ‘The Words of the Wise and their Riddles’, in Niditch (ed.) (1990), 127–51.

Coote, R., and Whitelam, K. W. (1987), The Emergence of Early Israel in Historical Perspective (Sheffield: Almond).

Cross, F. M. (1973), Canaanite Myth and Hebrew Epic (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press).

——— (1974), ‘Prose and Poetry in the Mythic and Epic Texts from Ugarit’, HTR: 1–15.

Day, P. L. (1989), ‘From the Child Is Born the Woman: The Story of Jephthah's Daughter’, in Day (ed.), Gender and Difference in Ancient Israel (Minneapolis: Fortress), 58–74.

Gottwald, N. K. (1979), The Tribes of Yahweh: A Sociology of the Religion of Liberated Israel 1250–1050 B.C. (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis).

Hayes, J. H., and Miller, J. M. (eds.) (1977), Israelite and Judean History (Philadelphia: Westminster).

Hobsbawm, E. (1969), Bandits (New York: Delacorte).

Kang, S.-M. (1989), Divine War in the Old Testament and in the Ancient Near East (Berlin: de Gruyter).

Mayes, A. D. H. (1974), Israel in the Period of the Judges, SBT 2/29 (Naperville, Ill.: Allenson).

Mendenhall, G. E. (1973), The Tenth Generation (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press).

Niditch, S. (1987), Underdogs and Tricksters: A Prelude to Biblical Folklore (San Francisco: Harper & Row).

——— (1989), ‘Eroticism and Death in the Tale of Jael’, in Day (1989), 43–57.

——— (ed.) (1990), Text and Tradition: The Hebrew Bible and Folklore (Atlanta: Scholars Press).

——— (1993), War in the Hebrew Bible: A Study in the Ethics of Violence (New York: Oxford University Press).

Noth, M. (1960), The History of Israel, tr. P. R. Ackroyd, rev. edn. (New York: Harper & Row); German original, Geschichte Israels, 2nd edn. (Gottingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1954).

Shulman, D. D. (1986), ‘Battle as a Metaphor in Tamil Folk and Classical Traditions,’ in Stuart H. Blackburn and A. K. Ramanujan (eds.), Another Harmony: New Essays on the Folklore of India (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press), 105–30.

Soggin, A. J. (1981), Judges: A Commentary (Philadelphia: Westminster).

Thompson, S. (1955–8), The Motif-Index of Folk Literature (Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana University Press).

Vermeule, E. (1979), Aspects of Death in Early Greek Art and Poetry (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press).

Younger, K. L., Jr. (1994), ‘Judges 1 in Its Near Eastern Context’, in A. R. Millard, James K. Hoffmeier, and David W. Baker (eds.), Faith, Tradition, and History: Old Testament Historiography in Its Near Eastern Context (Winona Lake, Ind.: Eisenbrauns), 207–27.

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