Download PDF by Stephen Wilson: Making Men: The Male Coming-of-Age Theme in the Hebrew Bible

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By Stephen Wilson

ISBN-10: 0190222824

ISBN-13: 9780190222826

Making males identifies and elaborates on a topic within the Hebrew Bible that has mostly long past omitted through scholars-the transition of a male adolescent from boyhood to manhood. Wilson locates 5 examples of the male coming-of-age subject matter within the Hebrew Bible. The protagonists of those tales comprise the well known biblical heroes Moses, Samuel, David, and Solomon. He additionally unearths the life of a story topic of failing to mature to manhood, exemplified within the stories of Samson and Gideon's son Jether.

Beyond deciding upon the coming-of-age subject, Wilson describes how the subject matter is hired by way of biblical narrators and redactors to spotlight broader messages and transitions within the ancient narratives of the Hebrew Bible. He also considers how those tales offer detailed perception into the various representations of biblical masculinity and the way the beliefs linked to manhood can switch dramatically over time.

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