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Samson's special quality, noted by virtually all interpreters, is defined here as liminality. The primary problem that Mobley's book deals with is the odd character of Judges and of its hero.

Samson's special quality, noted by virtually all interpreters, is Samson And the Liminal Hero in the Ancient Near East book here as liminality.

The liminal situation, which includes a movement away from society, the lack of social Author: Gregory Mobley. The liminal situation, which includes a movement away from society, the lack of social restraints, and the status of outsider, is a permanent condition for Samson.

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The secondary purpose of this book is to demonstrate the ways in which the Samson saga, which is often compared to the Greek Heracles tradition, makes use of ideas about wild men and warriors found in other biblical and Mesopotamian y of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies: Samson and the Liminal Hero in the Ancient Near East Brand: Gregory Mobley; Andrew Mein; Claudia V Camp.

In the Hebrew Bible, Samson (/ ˈ s æ m s ən /; Hebrew: שִׁמְשׁוֹן ‎, Shimshōn ‎, "man of the sun") was the last of the judges of the ancient Israelites mentioned in the Book of Judges (chapters 13 to 16) and one of the last leaders who "judged" Israel before the institution of the is sometimes considered to be an Israelite version of the popular Near Eastern folk.

Samson and the Liminal Hero in the Ancient Near East 1st Edition by Gregory Mobley and Publisher T & T Clark International USA. Save up to 80% by choosing the eTextbook option for ISBN:The print version of this textbook is ISBN:Samson, in Hebrew is pronounced “shim-shon” and is a masculine proper name derived from shemesh, which means “sun” and has been correlated to shamash, the ancient Mesopotamian sun god who, like Samson, was a diviner of justice.

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Some scholars have drawn parallels between Samson and sun gods (e.g., Helios and Apollo) due to his seven.

1 Mobley, Samson and the Liminal Hero in the Ancient Near East (Library of Hebrew Bible/ Old Testament Studies ; New York: T&T Clark, ). 2 According to Mobley, Samson’s liminality is evident primarily in his free movement across the borders between field and house, agitation and rest, and the social worlds of men and women.

[3] Verse 1 is a later addition, integrating the Samson story into the book of Judges. [4] Much of what follows is from my The Book of Judges (London: Routledge, ). The books of the Former Prophets tell a connected history-like story. Beginning with triumphal conquest (Joshua), the story moves through premonarchic disorder (Judges) and the emergence of kingship (1 and 2 Samuel), to a moralizing description of the deeds of the kings of Israel and Judah, and finally to the catastrophic collapse of each kingdom (1 and 2 Kings).

Samson Slaying the Lion () by Peter Paul Rubens. An interpretation far more popular among current scholars holds that Samson is a Hebrew variant of the same international Near Eastern folk hero which inspired the earlier Mesopotamian Enkidu and the later Greek Heracles (and, by extension, his Roman Hercules adaptation).

The concept of heroic death is conspicuously absent in Bible. This sharply contrasts with ancient Near Eastern and Greek tropes, as well as with the book of Maccabees and modern day commemorations such as Israel’s Yom Hazikaron and America’s Memorial Day.

Samson, legendary Israelite warrior and judge, or divinely inspired leader, renowned for the prodigious strength that he derived from his uncut hair.

He is portrayed in the biblical Book of Judges (chapters 13–16). Learn more about the legend of Samson in this article.

"A substantial resource for deepening our understanding of Judg 13–16 and of the enduring appeal of the enigmatic Samson." Clinton McCann Jr., Eden Theological Seminary Webster Groves, Missouri, Review of Biblical Literature "The multifaceted nature of this book helps the reader gain further insights into the biblical text and may inspire continued reflection.

Access-restricted-item true Addeddate Bookplateleaf Boxid IA Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark II City New York, NY Containerid. Toward the end of the Mesopotamian Epic of Gilgamesh King Gilgamesh laments the untimely death of his comrade Enkidu, "my friend whom I loved dearly." Similarly in the Bible, David mourns his companion, Jonathan, whose "love to me was wonderful, greater than the love of women." These passages, along with other ambiguous erotic and sexual language found in the Gilgamesh epic and the biblical.

This article is about the biblical figure. For other uses, see Samson (disambiguation). Not to be confused with Sampson, Sanson, or Samsun. prostitution in the ancient Near East was extremely common” and the “number of allusions to prostitutes in the OT show that the practice was found in Israel”.

Unlike the accounts of his relationships with his bride and Delilah, there are no rebukes or foreshadowing of danger. The storyteller takes a neutral perspective on Samson’s. The most recent scholarly source I could find, Gregory Mobley, in Samson and the Liminal Hero in the Ancient Near East (), also concludes that the solar interpretation is fatally flawed, preferring an analysis based instead on liminality and widespread heroic motifs.

The Heroic Tradition of Ancient Israel.

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New York: Doubleday. Mobley, G. () Samson and the Liminal Hero in the Ancient Near East. New York/London: T&T Clark. Wenham, G. () bĕtûlāh, ‘A girl of marriageable age’. VT — Zakovitch, Y. () The Life of Samson (Hebrew).

Jerusalem: Magnes. Samson and the liminal hero in the ancient Near East by Gregory Mobley () Samson (Visual) Samson Agonistes by John Milton (Book). He is the author of The Empty Men: The Heroic Tradition of Ancient Israel (), Samson and the Liminal Hero in the Ancient Near East (), and with co-author T.J.

Wray, The Birth of Satan: Tracing the Devil’s Biblical Roots (). He is the author of three books: The Return of the Chaos Monsters—and Other Backstories of the Bible (Eerdmans, ), Samson and the Liminal Hero in the Ancient Near East (T & T Clark, ), and The Empty Men: The Heroic Tradition in Ancient Israel (Doubleday, ).

Legend of Samson/Heracles,” JT37 () ; Gregory Mobley, Samson and the Liminal Hero in the Ancient Near East (LHBOTS ; New York: T&T Clark, ). 6 See, e.g., Mieke Bal and Christine van Boheemen, “The Rhetoric of Subjectivity,” Poetics.

Few question the role of blindness in the text through other lenses or with knowledge of ancient theories of vision. Balancing this, I investigate Samson’s sight and blindness in the context of Judgesasking what his sensation and sensory impairment signified in the broader context of the Hebrew Bible (HB) and wider Ancient Near East.↑ Mobley, Gregory () Samson and the Liminal Hero in the Ancient Near East, Continuum International Publishing Group, p.

5. ↑ George Albert Cooke, The Book of Judges (Cambridge University Press, ). ↑ Comay, Joan; Brownrigg, Ronald ().