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Slaying the Dragons of the Old Testament

Lecture no. 24 from the course: Understanding the Old Testament

Slaying the Dragons of the Old Testament

Taught by Professor Robert D. Miller II | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Philosophy & Religion Courses

Conclude by examining a recurrent image within the Old Testament: the figure of the dragon as the personification of evil. Look back through the entire Old Testament at the metaphor of dragon-slaying, at the hands of God, and explore its appearance within earlier mythic traditions. Through multiple textual references, see how this unusual metaphor constitutes an analogy for human suffering and redemption.

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December 10, 2019

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December 5, 2019

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d********t
December 5, 2019
Lots of thoughtful content integrating the literary and historical milieu of the ancient near eastern world. Very good.

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