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The Empty Men: The Heroic Tradition of Ancient Israel
 
 
Author
Gregory Mobley.
Publisher Doubleday  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.5 x 6.4 x 0.95 inches
ISBN 9780300140125
Pages/Publication Date 294/2005
Daedalus Item Code 12534
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In this work of literary archaeology, Gregory Mobley brings a highly original eye to the biblical stories found in Judges, which depict Israel's frontier era, and in First and Second Samuel, which portray the ragged and violent emergence of kingship in Judah and Israel. Mobley draws upon Semitic and European heroic traditions about warriors and wild men, and upon Celtic, Anglo-American, and African-American balladry about borderers and outlaws to dig out the heroic themes submerged in biblical adventure stories. From Ehud's mission into an inaccessible Moabite palace to the triumph of Gideon and his elite squadron against a Midianite army, from the gangland epic of the warlord Abimelech's rise and fall to the narrative of Samson, Israel's great outlaw-hero, Mobley rescues these stories from their theologically minded biblical editors and traditional interpreters. He describes the process by which adventure storiesóreplete with foolish love, warfare, assassinations, ritual slaughter, and grim masculine codesówere transformed into sermons and history lessons. Mobley also offers reflections on the Iron Age theology of these narratives, with their emphasis on poetic justice, and on the mythic dimensions of landscape in these stories.
 
 
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