Amit explains the book of Judges in terms of a pre-deuteronomistic Judahite
indictment of the northern kingdom dating to the eighth century b.
Their topics include all in the family: ancient Israelite and Judahite
families in context, presumptuous halachah: on determining the status of relationships outside Jewish marriage, contemporary modern Orthodox guidance books on marital sexuality, training parents to raise American Jewish children after World War II, and multiplying motherhood: gestational surrogate motherhood and Jewish law.
64) Eskenazi, "Imagining the Other in the Construction of Judahite
Identity in Ezra-Nehemiah", 250.
In this work, Alter provides a new translation and commentary for the books of Joshua, Judges, 1-2 Samuel, and 1-2 Kings--the turbulent periods in Israelite history from the entry into Canaan after the Exodus to the fall of Jerusalem and the destruction of the Judahite
Kingdom in the early sixth century BC.
And in a sense that is true: Today we are free to interpret the text in human terms, to see miracles as metaphors, or to recognize the tales of King David as propaganda for the Judahite
Taking developments to Marduk's kingship in Babylon as suitable parallels for the new Israelite expression, he posits the changes in YHWH's kingship as a Judahite
response to the military, religious, and political presence of Neo-Assyrian imperialism under the reign of Tiglath-pilesar III (744-727 BC).
Burial Practices and Beliefs about the Dead.
This Fanucci is a local extortionist, so re-read; "Yahweh had decided that a Judahite
was to become a king, and had brought Goliath to him to set him on his destined path.
Regardless of whether a citizen of the kingdom was a true Judahite
(Simeon, for example, was subsumed by Judah), he was a Jew [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII].
The material has been edited and shaped according to implicit criteria, such as the goal of authenticating Jeremiah as a true prophetic figure and presenting his messages as being valid expressions of the word and will of God for the Judahite
But that was more than a hundred years after David's death, and at most all it indicates is that David (or someone with a similar name) was credited with establishing the Judahite
Even here, the function of the statement that the children of mixed marriages could not speak Judahite
is not clear; it does not figure in Nehemiah's actual argument with the perpetrators, where he denounces mixed marriage as a violation of the Law, a trespass against God and a source of impurity, but not as a linguistic crime.