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Sword of Goliath: David in Heroic Literature (Stanley Jerome Isser) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2003) 9789004127371
Sword of Goliath: David in Heroic Literature (Stanley Jerome Isser) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2003) 9789004127371
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Title: The Sword of Goliath: David in Heroic Literature

Author: Isser, Stanley Jerome

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2003

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004127371

Volumes: 1; Pages: xii, 196

List Price in Cloth: $138.00 Our price: $117.99

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This book shifts the focus of biblical stories about David from historicity to popular culture, suggesting their origins in popular heroic literature of the later monarchy and Persian period and comparing them with Homeric and Arthurian heroic literature.CONTENTSAcknowledgments 1 Introduction 2 Approaches to the Biblical Text 3 Popular Heroic Tradition 4 Other Heroic Traditions 5 Development of the Tradition: Background 6 Formation of the Legend 7 A Fresh Look at David in the Twenty-first Century: The Young David 8 A Fresh Look at David in the Twenty-first Century: David as King 9 Last Words Bibliography Index of Authors Index of Subjects
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