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Lion's honey : the myth of Samson

Author: David Grossman
Publisher: Oxford : ISIS, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Large print book : English : Large print edView all editions and formats
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There are few other Bible stories with so much drama and action, narrative fireworks and raw emotion, as we find in the tale of Samson: the battle with the lion; the three hundred burning foxes; the women he bedded and the one woman that he loved; his betrayal by all the women in his life, from his mother to Delilah; and, in the end, his murderous suicide, when he brought the house down on himself and three thousand
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Named Person: Samson, (Biblical judge); Samson, (Biblical judge)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Grossman
ISBN: 0753177161 9780753177167 075317717X 9780753177174
OCLC Number: 70230125
Notes: Originally published: Edinburgh: Canongate.
Description: pages cm
Responsibility: David Grossman ; translated from the Hebrew by Stuart Schoffman.

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There are few other Bible stories with so much drama and action, narrative fireworks and raw emotion, as we find in the tale of Samson: the battle with the lion; the three hundred burning foxes; the women he bedded and the one woman that he loved; his betrayal by all the women in his life, from his mother to Delilah; and, in the end, his murderous suicide, when he brought the house down on himself and three thousand Philistines.

Yet, beyond the wild impulsiveness, the chaos, the din, we can make out a life story that is, at bottom, the tortured journey of a single, lonely and turbulent soul who never found, anywhere, a true home in the world, whose very body was a harsh place of exile.

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