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Samson: Hero or Fool?: The Many Faces of Samson (Eirk Eynikel) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2014) 9789004262171
Samson: Hero or Fool?: The Many Faces of Samson (Eirk Eynikel) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2014) 9789004262171
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Title: Samson: Hero or Fool?: The Many Faces of Samson

Author: Eynikel, Eirk

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2014

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004262171

Volumes: 1; Pages: 244

List Price in Cloth: $127.00 Our price: $106.99

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Samson is a peculiar character. He is the most powerful of the Israelite judges and three whole chapters in the book of Judges are allocated to him. Yet he demonstrates many weaknesses, not least for the charms of women. In the international conference "Samson: Hero or Fool?" organised at the University of Nijmegen in April, 2008, the texts of Judges 16-18 were studied from different perspectives, investigating how the complex character of this (anti)hero lived on in various ways in the later traditions about him. The contributions discuss also the reception history of the Samson traditions in later Jewish, Christian and Islamic literature, as well as his representation in figurative and performing arts.Table of ContentsElie Assis, The Structure and Meaning of the Samson Narratives (Jud. 13-16)J. Cheryl Exum, The Many Faces of SamsonSusanne Gillmayr-Bucher, A hero ensnared in otherness? Literary images of SamsonLara van der Zee, Samson and Samuel: Two Examples of LeadershipCornelis Houtman, Who Cut Samson's Hair? The Interpretation opf Judges 16:19a Reconsidered:Natalio Fern�ndez Marcos, The Septuagint Reading of Samson CycleRonit Nikolsky, Rabbinic Discourse about Samson. Continuity and change between the Tannaitic Culture to the AmoraicTessel M. Jonqui�re, Of Valour and Strength. The Samson Cycle in Josephus' work: Jewish Antiquities 5.276-317Tobias Nicklas, No Simson in the New Testament?Erik Eynikel, Samson in Islamic literature and in the Old TestamentKees Wisse, Samson in MusicKarin Sch�pflin, Samson in European Literature. Some Examples from English, French and German PoetryKlaas Spronk, The Looks of a Hero: Some Aspects of Samson in Fine Arts
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