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The rebellion of Absalom, Keith Bodner

Label
The rebellion of Absalom
Title
The rebellion of Absalom
Statement of responsibility
Keith Bodner
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"With extraordinary range and literary energy, the story of Absalom's rebellion in 2 Samuel ranks as the most elaborate and extensively narrated internal political event in the Hebrew Bible. The account of the revolt has a plethora of scandalous and sordid events: illicit sex, murder, cover-up, petty crime, incestuous relationships, fratricide, conspiracy theories, treachery, betrayal, sibling rivalry, false witness, theatrical performances, pyromania, secret agents, suicidal hangings, and a massive civil war where the forest consumes more soldiers than the sword. Altogether this period is the most turbulent and chaotic of King David's career, and nearly results in his total collapse. A pivotal character in this drama--and one who is the subject of a good deal of attention in this study--is David's handsome son Absalom. This character is a primary lens through whom Bodner presents the story, and argues that numerous insights concerning Israel's early monarchy emerge when focusing on Absalom's literary representation as a way of interpreting the narrative. In this accessibly written, engaging account of one of 2 Samuel's formative events Bodner offers an entry into the world of the foundation of the kingdom of Israel that had lasting consequences for biblical history even to the destruction of Israel by the Assyrians"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bodner, Keith
Dewey number
222/.4406
Index
index present
LC call number
BS580.A35
LC item number
B63 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Absalom
  • David
  • Kings and rulers
Label
The rebellion of Absalom, Keith Bodner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 113-117) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000392336
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 122 pages
Isbn
9780415719469
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013025924
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000392336
  • (OCoLC)858356057
Label
The rebellion of Absalom, Keith Bodner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 113-117) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000392336
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 122 pages
Isbn
9780415719469
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013025924
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000392336
  • (OCoLC)858356057

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