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Susanna and Bel and the Serpent (Greek Daniel)

Edited by Lawrence M. Wills

in Ancient Jewish Novels

Published in print November 2002 | ISBN: 9780195151428
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199870516 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195151429.003.0003
 Susanna and Bel and the Serpent (Greek Daniel)

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An introduction and translation of Susanna and Bel and the Dragon (also called Bel and the Serpent), added to the Book of Daniel in the Old Testament Apocrypha. Bel and the Dragon is a satire or parody of worship of idols. These stories include the motifs of penitence and prayer, competition of ethnic groups, the role of women, and the construction of gender.

Keywords: Bel and the Dragon; Daniel; ethnic groups; Old Testament Apocrypha; prayer; satire; Susanna; women

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Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies

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