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Hannah (Biblical figure)

Works: 98 works in 138 publications in 3 languages and 3,560 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Religious fiction  History  Juvenile works  Drama  Biography 
Classifications: BS1325.2, 221.92
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Publications about Hannah
Most widely held works about Hannah
    Hannah's desire, God's design early interpretations of the story of Hannah by Joan E Cook( file )
    3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 943 libraries worldwide
    This study analyses the biblical personage Hannah as a literary entity, to illustrate her uniquely significant place in the traditions of Israel as the mother of Samuel and thus of the reform of the priesthood, the creation of the monarchy, and the teacher of all Israel. There are three interweaving themes: first, the literary issue of the barren mother type scene; second, the theological theme of divine guidance and human initiative; and third, the perspectives of early biblical interpretation. The study develops around four works: the Hannah narrative in 1 Samuel 1-2, Pseudo-Philo''s Biblica
    Incubation as a type-scene in the Aqhatu, Kirta, and Hannah stories a form-critical and narratological study of KTU 1.14 i-1.15 III, 1.17 I-II, and 1 Samuel 1:1-2:11 by Koowon Kim( Computer File )
    6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 727 libraries worldwide
    Prior studies of incubation have approached it from a history of religions perspective, with a view to historically reconstruct the actual practice of incubation in ancient Near East. However, this approach has proven unfruitful, not due to the dearth of relevant data, but because of the confusion with regard to the definition of the term incubation. Suggesting a way out of this impasse in previous scholarship, this book proposes to read the so-called incubation texts from the perspective of incubation as a literary device, namely, as a type-scene. It applies Nagler 's definition of a type-sce
    No longer be silent : first century Jewish portraits of biblical women by Cheryl Anne Brown( Book )
    2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 443 libraries worldwide
    The song of Hannah : a novel by Eva Etzioni-Halevy( Book )
    4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 366 libraries worldwide
    Hannah, the epitome of goodness and grace; Pninah, passionate and independent. Each is educated and beautiful, but it is their differences that attract the man who will marry them both, turning them from friends into rivals. Pninah easily bears Elkanah many children, but bitter that he has taken a second wife, finds happiness in a secret affair. Hannah is singularly devoted to Elkanah, but remains childless for many years, until a promise to God brings her the child she has yearned for, a son she is obligated to return to the service of her people, the great Israelite prophet Samuel
    Reading women's stories : female characters in the Hebrew Bible by John Petersen( Book )
    1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 245 libraries worldwide
    " ... delves deeply into three stories of women in the Hebrew Bible (Hannah, Deborah, and Tamar) and explores issues of reading character, plot, and point of view"--P. [4] of cover
    Biblical women's voices in early modern England by Michele Osherow( Book )
    1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 140 libraries worldwide
    Biblical Women's Voices documents the extent to which portrayals of women writerrs, rulers, and leaders in the Hebrew Bible scripted the lives of women in early modern England. Attending to a broad range of writing by Protestant men and women, including John Donne, Mary Sidney, John Milton, Rachel Speght, and Aemilia Lanyer, the author investigates how the cultural requirement for feminine silence informs early modern readins of biblical women's stories, and furthermore, how these biblical characters were used to counteract cultural constraints on women's speech. --From publisher's description
    Hannah : a woman who kept her promise to God by Marlee Alex( Book )
    1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
    Retells the Biblical story of Hannah, the mother of the Prophet Samuel
    Hannah's hope : seeking God's heart in the midst of infertility, miscarriage, and adoption loss by Jennifer Saake( Book )
    2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
    Hannah's Hope is intended as a guide to assist you in making wise decisions as you struggle through your grief of not yet conceiving, losing a child, or struggling through the adoption process
    Die Erzählung von Hanna und Samuel : textkritische und literarische Analyse von 1. Samuel 1-2 unter Berücksichtigung des Kontextes by Jürg Hutzli( Book )
    2 editions published in 2007 in German and held by 39 libraries worldwide
    Jacob's ladder ( visu )
    2 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
    "The invitation" follows Hannah's promise to give her son, Samuel, to God, but Samuel explores how free will interacts with following God's calling; "Samuel's destiny, part 1" follows the priest Eli's righthand man, 13-year-old Samuel, who works hard in the temple. How will the contrasting choices of sin and hard work impact the Hebrews and their covenant with God? "Samuel's destiny, part 2" continues the story of Samuel as he transitions into the role of prophet
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Alternative Names
חנה (אשת אלקנה)
English (37)
Hebrew (5)
German (4)
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