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The Resource Tragedy and biblical narrative : arrows of the Almighty, J. Cheryl Exum, (electronic book)

Tragedy and biblical narrative : arrows of the Almighty, J. Cheryl Exum, (electronic book)

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Tragedy and biblical narrative : arrows of the Almighty
Title
Tragedy and biblical narrative
Title remainder
arrows of the Almighty
Statement of responsibility
J. Cheryl Exum
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Using insights about ancient and modern tragedy, this much-praised 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 despair and madness by an evil spirit from the Lord; the story of Jephthah's sacrifice of his daughter in fulfilment of his vow to offer God a sacrifice in return for military victory; the stories of the members of Saul's house, each of whom comes to a tragic end; and the story of Israel's most famous king, David, whose tragedy lies in the burden of divine judgement that falls upon his house as a consequence of his sins. Exum discusses how these narratives handle such perennial tragic issues as guilt, suffering, and evil. She suggests that the extraordinary range and power of biblical narrative has its source in the Bible's uncompromising portrayal of reality as embracing despair, as well as resolution
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UkCbUP
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Exum, J. Cheryl
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Tragic, The, in the Bible
  • Narration in the Bible
Label
Tragedy and biblical narrative : arrows of the Almighty, J. Cheryl Exum, (electronic book)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 182-194) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511520358
Extent
xiv, 206 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780511520358
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Type of computer file
PDF
Label
Tragedy and biblical narrative : arrows of the Almighty, J. Cheryl Exum, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 182-194) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511520358
Extent
xiv, 206 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780511520358
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Type of computer file
PDF

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