The Sword Of Goliath / Edition 1

The Sword Of Goliath / Edition 1

by Stanley Jerome Isser
     
 

ISBN-10: 1589830792

ISBN-13: 9781589830790

Pub. Date: 08/15/2003

Publisher: Society of Biblical Literature

Shifting the perspective of the biblical story of David from historicity to genre and popular culture, Isser (Judaic and religious studies, State U. of New York-Albany) compares the stories with other heroic literature, including those in Homer, King Arthur, and Robin Hood. The David stories originated in popular heroic literature, he concludes, and only a small…  See more details below

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Shifting the perspective of the biblical story of David from historicity to genre and popular culture, Isser (Judaic and religious studies, State U. of New York-Albany) compares the stories with other heroic literature, including those in Homer, King Arthur, and Robin Hood. The David stories originated in popular heroic literature, he concludes, and only a small fragment of them found their way into the Bible. The Society of Biblical Literature publishes the book and distributes the paperbound edition; Brill distributes the clothbound edition. edition. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589830790
Publisher:
Society of Biblical Literature
Publication date:
08/15/2003
Series:
Studies in Biblical Literature
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1Introduction1
2Approaches to the Biblical Text5
3Popular Heroic Tradition22
4Other Heroic Traditions46
5Development of the Tradition: Background52
6Formation of the Legend72
7A Fresh Look at David in the Twenty-first Century: The Young David100
8A Fresh Look at David in the Twenty-first Century: David as King148
9Last Words180
Bibliography185
Index of Authors191
Index of Subjects193

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