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The Sword Of Goliath / Edition 1

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Overview

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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589830790
  • Publisher: Society of Biblical Literature
  • Publication date: 8/15/2003
  • Series: Studies in Biblical Literature
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 212
  • Product dimensions: 0.48 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1 Introduction 1
2 Approaches to the Biblical Text 5
3 Popular Heroic Tradition 22
4 Other Heroic Traditions 46
5 Development of the Tradition: Background 52
6 Formation of the Legend 72
7 A Fresh Look at David in the Twenty-first Century: The Young David 100
8 A Fresh Look at David in the Twenty-first Century: David as King 148
9 Last Words 180
Bibliography 185
Index of Authors 191
Index of Subjects 193
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