Samson: Hero or Fool?: The Many Faces of Samson

Overview

This collection of essays, presented at an international conference on Samson held in 2008 at the University of Nijmegen, studies the text of Judges 16-18, the reception history of the Samson traditions in later Jewish, Christian and Islamic literature, and his representation in figurative and performing arts.
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Overview

This collection of essays, presented at an international conference on Samson held in 2008 at the University of Nijmegen, studies the text of Judges 16-18, the reception history of the Samson traditions in later Jewish, Christian and Islamic literature, and his representation in figurative and performing arts.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789004262171
  • Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/15/2014
  • Series: Themes in Biblical Narrative , #17
  • Pages: 244
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Erik Eynikel, STD (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven 1989), Professor for Biblical Languages at the University of Regensburg (Germany) has published on the Deuteronomistic History and Lexicography of the Septuagint. He is the editor of foreign language editions of the International Bible Commentary (University of Dallas)

Tobias Nicklas, Ph.D. (2000), Habilitation (2004), is Chair of New Testament at the Faculty of Theology, University of Regensburg. He has published widely on New Testament and Christian apocryphal texts, New Testament hermeneutics and textual history.

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Table of Contents

Elie Assis, The Structure and Meaning of the Samson Narratives (Jud. 13-16)

J. Cheryl Exum, The Many Faces of Samson

Susanne Gillmayr-Bucher, A hero ensnared in otherness? Literary images of Samson

Lara van der Zee, Samson and Samuel: Two Examples of Leadership

Cornelis Houtman, Who Cut Samson’s Hair? The Interpretation opf Judges 16:19a Reconsidered:

Natalio Fernández Marcos, The Septuagint Reading of Samson Cycle

Ronit Nikolsky, Rabbinic Discourse about Samson. Continuity and change between the Tannaitic Culture to the Amoraic

Tessel M. Jonquière, Of Valour and Strength. The Samson Cycle in Josephus’ work: Jewish Antiquities 5.276-317

Tobias Nicklas, No Simson in the New Testament?

Erik Eynikel, Samson in Islamic literature and in the Old Testament

Kees Wisse, Samson in Music

Karin Schöpflin, Samson in European Literature. Some Examples from English, French and German Poetry

Klaas Spronk, The Looks of a Hero: Some Aspects of Samson in Fine Arts

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