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Title: 'Why Tarry The Wheels of his Chariot?' (Judg 5,28)
Subtitle: Canaanite Chariots and Echoes of Egypt in the Song of Deborah
Author(s): LEUCHTER, Mark
Volume: 91 Issue: 2 Date: 2010
The closing verses of the Song of Deborah include a curious reference to chariotry (Judg 5,28) at a rhetorically potent moment in the poem. The present study examines the implications of the use of this image against the mythopoeic impulses in the poem, the larger historical background of early Israel's confrontations with Canaanite aggression in the 12th century BCE and the memory of Egyptian strategies of hegemony from the late Bronze Age. The effects of these memories and experiences leave profound impressions in the social and mythic matrices embedded in a broad spectrum of Biblical traditions.