Samson and the Liminal Hero in the Ancient Near East - The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies (Hardback)
  • Samson and the Liminal Hero in the Ancient Near East - The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies (Hardback)
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Samson and the Liminal Hero in the Ancient Near East - The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies (Hardback)

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Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 05/10/2006
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The primary problem that Mobley's book deals with is the odd character of Judges 13-16 and of its hero. Samson's special quality, noted by virtually all interpreters, is defined here as liminality. The liminal situation, which includes a movement away from society, the lack of social restraints, and the status of outsider, is a permanent condition for Samson. The secondary purpose of this book is to demonstrate the ways in which the Samson saga, which is often compared to the Greek Heracles tradition, makes use of ideas about wild men and warriors found in other biblical and Mesopotamian stories.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780567028426
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 363 g
Dimensions: 228 x 153 x 15 mm

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