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A Secret Betrayed, A Vow Ignored

by James L. Crenshaw

Imprint: Wipf and Stock

174 Pages, 5.50 x 8.50 x 0.35 in

  • Hardcover
  • 9781597522076
  • Published: January 2005

$21.00 / £16.00


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'Samson: A secret betrayed, a vow ignored' marks a new milestone in Samson studies. You will not likely find a more useful and informative study of one of the Bible's best known characters. 'Samson' is clear and straightforward, up-to-date, enjoyable and easily read. James Crenshaw combines literary skills with rich theological understanding and sound scholarship to present a balanced, perceptive analysis. This comprehensive new study carefully analyzes the many dimensions of this popular biblical character. James Crenshaw examines the text, employing the critic's tools with flawless proficiency. He explores: -the traditions behind the biblical account -literary form and motifs -stylistic features -unifying themes -the tragic dimension of the saga -the significance of Samson's and the Philistines' riddles Crenshaw offers a concise and thorough approach well-suited to the beginning student plus provocative new insights to challenge the Samson scholar. 'Samson' is an excellent resource for ministers, students of the Bible, and church study groups.

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