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The Sword of Goliath: David in Heroic Literature Stanley Jerome Isser

The Sword of Goliath: David in Heroic Literature

Stanley Jerome Isser

Published March 3rd 2004
ISBN : 9781589830790
Paperback
196 pages
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Shifting the perspective of the biblical story of David from historicity to genre and popular culture, Isser (Judaic and religious studies, State U. of New York-Albany) compares the stories with other heroic literature, including those in Homer, KingMoreShifting the perspective of the biblical story of David from historicity to genre and popular culture, Isser (Judaic and religious studies, State U. of New York-Albany) compares the stories with other heroic literature, including those in Homer, King Arthur, and Robin Hood. The David stories originated in popular heroic literature, he concludes, and only a small fragment of them found their way into the Bible. The Society of Biblical Literature publishes the book and distributes the paperbound edition- Brill distributes the clothbound edition. edition. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR