Humanities Lecture 1.27

Humanities Lecture 1.27 - Humanities Lecture: 1/27 Heroes...

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Humanities Lecture: 1/27 Heroes of the Hebrew Bible Heroes can often have characteristics of a protagonist, but in the bible they are someone who is  above the norm.  Focusing on distinction between strong man and trickster. I. What’s a Hero A. “Hero” vs. “Protagonist” 1. Some have physical abilities, but others use cunning and mental abilities.  2. Heroes are usually big, and have abnormal capacities for food, sex, and  alcohol. B. 1. Demigods: Gen 6:4 a) Children of god and mortals. b) Achilles 2. Nimrod: 10:8-9 a) Cush became the father of Nimrod 3. 4. a) When they trick the Sheckimites into circumcising themselves b) Using stealth to defeat a stronger opponent 5. Jacob: Gen 25, etc a) Jacob is a contriver and a schemer is when his mother is pregnant b) Jacob manages to take Esau’s birthright c) Jacob receives the blessing of his father which belongs to Esau d) The bible does not want to celebrate the ingenuity of mortals. II.
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course HUM 1 taught by Professor Cox during the Winter '08 term at UCSD.

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Humanities Lecture 1.27 - Humanities Lecture: 1/27 Heroes...

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