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Superheroes and Their Ancient Jewish Parallels : A Comparative Study - by Johnny E. Miles (Paperback)

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? Persia had Rostam. Babylonia had Gilgamesh and Enkidu. Egypt had Horus and Isis. Greece had Odysseus and Achilles. Israel had its heroes, too—Moses, David, Esther and Samson. While Israel’s heroes did not wear capes or spandex, they did meet cultural needs. In times of crisis, heroes emerge to model virtues that inspire a sense of commitment and worth. Identity concerns were especially acute for a post-exilic Jewish culture. Using modern American superheroes and their stories in a cross-cultural discussion, this book presents the stories of Israelite characters as heroes filling a cultural need.
Number of Pages: 217.0
Genre: Comics + Graphic Novels
Sub-Genre: Civilization
Format: Paperback
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Author: Johnny E. Miles
Language: English
Street Date: February 27, 2018
TCIN: 53300345
UPC: 9781476669984
Item Number (DPCI): 248-60-4220

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