Fat Eglon

James Aitken uploaded as essay today you’ll enjoy: Fat Eglon, in G. Khan & D. Lipton (eds), Studies on the Text and Versions of the Hebrew Bible in honour of Robert Gordon (VTS 149; Leiden: Brill, 2012), 141-54.

I confess to being unusually interested in this particular story from Judges. It’s just fascinating and the twists and turns drive knifelike into the gut of curiosity. Plus, the telling in Hebrew is funny as all get out!

Many thanks to Jim for uploading it.

1 thought on “Fat Eglon

  1. Funniest post of the week. The “twists and turns drive knifelike into the gut of curiosity?” I laughed out loud! This is one of my favorite stories, too–especially the part where the servants believe Eglon is “relieving himself in the cool chamber” and “wait so long that they were embarrassed” (CEB). For some reason, that just cracks me up.

    Then again, I am a youth minister. 🙂


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