Vol 5, No 3 (2009) Meeting Achsah on Achsah’s Land

MEETING ACHSAH ON ACHSAH’S LAND

Judith McKinlay

ABSTRACT

The brief and apparently simple tale of Achsah’s request for watered land, found in both Judges 1:12-15 and Joshua 15:15-19, is read differently according to the questions asked and the critical reading adopted. In this paper not only is a gendered and postcolonial approach taken, but an imaginary conversation is initiated between Achsah and the reader, allowing sharper contextual connections.

KEYWORDS

Achsah; Judges; Joshua

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