Folklore in the Book of Judges
History of Religion
This thesis is the first of a projected series to provide for biblical scholarship a folkloristic background for every book of the Bible. This thesis is to follow the example of Theodor H. Gaster's book, Thespis, and with some degree of competency to do what he has done in it; namely, "to life the Mythological Literature of the Ancient Near East out of the narrower confines of Oriental studies and to place it in wider context by interpreting it against the background of comparative Mythology and folklore." (1).