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Tragedy and Biblical Narrative Arrows of the Almighty

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ISBN-10: 0521565065

ISBN-13: 9780521565066

Edition: 1996

Authors: J. Cheryl Exum

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Description:

Using insights about ancient and modern tragedy, this study offers challenging and provocative new readings of selected Biblical narratives: the story of Israel's first king, Saul, rejected for his disobedience to God and driven to madness; the story of Jephthah's sacrifice of his daughter in fulfillment of his vow to offer God a sacrifice in return for military victory; and the story of Israel's most famous king, David, whose tragedy lies in the burden of divine judgement that falls on his house as a consequence of his sins. The book discusses how these narratives handle such perennial tragic issues as guilt, suffering and evil.
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Book details

List price: $45.99
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/16/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Acknowledgements
About translations and transliterations
Biblical Narrative and the Tragic Vision
the Hostility of God
Excursus: hostile transcendence in the Samson story
the Absence of God
Excursus 1: The awful and sustaining power of words
Excursus 2: Jephthah and his daughter: a feminist reading
The Fate of the House of Saul: Michal and Jonathan; Jonathan; Michal; Abner and Ishbosheth; Rizpah's vigil and the tragic end of the House of Saul
the Judgement of God
Afterword
Notes
Bibliography
Index of authors
Index of proper names
Index of citations