The biblical hero : portraits in nobility and fallibility / Elliott Rabin.

By: Rabin, Elliott [author.]Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooksPublisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2020Description: 1 online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780827618343; 0827618344; 9780827618367; 0827618360Subject(s): Bible. Old Testament -- Biography | Bible. Old Testament | Heroes in the Bible -- Biography | Heroes in literature | Heroes in literature | Heroes in the Bible | RELIGION / LeadershipGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Biographies.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Biblical hero.DDC classification: 221.9/22 LOC classification: BS579.H4 | R33 2020Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Preface: The Need for Heroes -- Acknowledgments -- Author's Note -- Introduction: Heroic-Unheroic Heroes, the Biblical Model -- 1. Moses: Prototype -- 2. Samson: Strongman -- 3. Esther: Queen -- 4. Abraham: Pilgrim -- 5. Jacob: Trickster -- 6. David: King -- 7. God: Archetype or Antitype? -- Conclusion: The Biblical Hero Today -- Notes -- Bibliography -- General Index -- Source Index.
Summary: "Approaching the Bible in an original way-comparing biblical heroes to heroes in world literature-Elliott Rabin addresses core biblical questions: What is the Bible telling us about what it means to be a hero? Why do we need such heroes, possibly now more than ever?"-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Preface: The Need for Heroes -- Acknowledgments -- Author's Note -- Introduction: Heroic-Unheroic Heroes, the Biblical Model -- 1. Moses: Prototype -- 2. Samson: Strongman -- 3. Esther: Queen -- 4. Abraham: Pilgrim -- 5. Jacob: Trickster -- 6. David: King -- 7. God: Archetype or Antitype? -- Conclusion: The Biblical Hero Today -- Notes -- Bibliography -- General Index -- Source Index.

"Approaching the Bible in an original way-comparing biblical heroes to heroes in world literature-Elliott Rabin addresses core biblical questions: What is the Bible telling us about what it means to be a hero? Why do we need such heroes, possibly now more than ever?"-- Provided by publisher.

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Elliott Rabin is the director of thought leadership at Prizmah: Center for Jewish Day Schools, where he edits HaYidion , the leading publication for Jewish day schools. He is the author of Understanding the Hebrew Bible: A Reader's Guide .

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