Judging Deborah: Letting the Narrative and Poetry Speak

Stream or download the audio recording from this breakout session titled Judging Deborah: Letting the Narrative and Poetry Speak with Kathleen Nielson that was delivered at The Gospel Coalition’s 2019 National Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. Often a woman like Deborah is used as a pawn in an argument for one position or another, especially regarding roles of women. In this session we don’t argue for a position taken from Deborah’s story but for a close reading of the text itself (Judges 4–5)—as narrative and as poetry. In practicing these literary tools, we encounter a strong godly woman who hears, obeys, and speaks God’s Word.