Jenny Matheny – The Violence of Judges and Ruth’s Response

Episode: What happens if you read Ruth and Judges together? What might Ruth say to the violence against women in Judges? Jenny Matheny discusses these questions and more (like how not to go hiking in Waco).

Guest: Dr. Jenny Matheny is Associate Professor of Christian Studies at Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University. Jenny has wide-ranging interests in gender studies, trauma studies, and areas like dress hermeneutics. She’s the author of Joshua, in the Illustrated Hebrew-English Old Testament Series (GlossaHouse, 2019), Judges 19–21 and Ruth: Canon as a Voice of Answerability (Brill, 2022)and has two forthcoming books, Ḥesed and the Core of Old Testament Theology (Baker Academic, forthcoming) and Clothing, Dress, and Nudity in the Five Scrolls (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).

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