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Jews in antiquity, like orthodox Jewish people today, wore tassels, or "tzitzit," on the edges of their robes as a demonstration of their faith. There were a number of reasons for this. In the book...

Latest answer posted January 30, 2018 7:14 pm UTC

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Daniel and Thacia are visiting the town together, Thacia in disguise as her brother Joel so he can operate undercover without being suspected. As they travel, they are confronted with two Roman...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2013 10:58 pm UTC

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Rosh, Daniel’s leader and mentor, explains the struggle that is going on within Daniel toward the end of chapter nine. He tells Daniel this: “I know what is on your mind. It is better to do without...

Latest answer posted April 13, 2018 11:50 am UTC

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Simon, an old friend of Daniel, takes him to the synagogue one day. He tells Daniel that there's a man he'd like him to see, a man from Nazareth. That man, of course, is none other than Jesus....

Latest answer posted March 6, 2018 11:03 am UTC

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As they're walking home one night, Daniel and Nathan are suddenly attacked by a gang of about six or seven boys. The boys have already beaten up Nathan and clearly want to give him another good...

Latest answer posted February 19, 2021 12:01 pm UTC

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According to Rosh, Daniel's fatal flaw is that he is not ruthless enough. Rosh tells Daniel, "I've warned you before...there's a soft streak in you. Till you get rid of it you're no good to the...

Latest answer posted May 25, 2010 8:46 am UTC

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Daniel finally makes the break from Rosh when Joel is captured while doing what Rosh has ordered and Rosh refuses to do anything to try to rescue Joel. In fact Rosh shows absolutely no concern for...

Latest answer posted August 21, 2008 10:12 am UTC

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This quote occurs when Daniel and Thacia are in the city, giving Joel an alibi while he puts one of his plans into motion. While there, they run across two Roman soldiers; since Thacia is dressed...

Latest answer posted February 10, 2013 9:23 pm UTC

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Nathan seems an ideal recruit for Daniel's merry band of zealots. He's a brave young man with the heart of a lion, feisty and fearless in equal measure. More than anything else, he feels he has...

Latest answer posted November 1, 2018 9:34 am UTC

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Joel does not ever completely commit himself to following Jesus, although he is drawn inexplicably towards the Teacher. He goes to hear Jesus frequently when He talks to the fishermen in Caparnum,...

Latest answer posted May 21, 2009 12:54 pm UTC

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In chapter 3, Simon comes to visit Daniel on the mountain to let him know that Amalek, his former master, has died and that it is safe for Daniel to come to the village to visit his grandmother and...

Latest answer posted April 30, 2016 5:22 pm UTC

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Thacia disguises herself as a man so that Joel can gather information. Daniel accompanies her to town so they can be seen, thus taking suspicion off of Joel. While there, Daniel suggests waiting...

Latest answer posted February 17, 2013 5:38 pm UTC

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In the beginning of the story in particular, Malthace's opinion on the Roman occupation differs greatly from that of Joel and Daniel. Although Malthace agrees with Joel and Daniel that the...

Latest answer posted June 21, 2010 3:14 pm UTC

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Daniel sends for Thacia because Leah is dying. Even though "there (is) nothing that she could do for Leah now...he (knows) that she would care". Leah had been doing so well before Daniel violently...

Latest answer posted May 25, 2009 2:21 am UTC

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Simon is an old friend of Daniel's, and one of the blacksmiths from which he learned some of his trade. He brings Daniel back to the village for the first time in years, and although Daniel is...

Latest answer posted February 25, 2013 10:06 pm UTC

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As was mentioned in the previous post, Thacia is Joel's twin sister and Daniel's love interest throughout the novel. Throughout the story, Thacia is a strong-willed female living in a...

Latest answer posted April 26, 2017 1:26 am UTC

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The quote on page 87 of Chapter 7 is"...God is my strong refuge, and has made my way safe. He made my feet like hinds' feet, and set me secure on the heights. He trains my hands for war, so...

Latest answer posted September 20, 2008 3:27 am UTC

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Rosh has lived in the hills for years, stealing from merchants and caravans, and recruiting from those who wish to fight the Romans. He claims to be on the side of Israeli independence, and that is...

Latest answer posted February 25, 2013 5:49 pm UTC

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Daniel's original vow, at the age of eight, was to devote his life to the destruction of the Romans occupying Israel. Through his apprenticeship with Rosh, he has worked towards that goal, although...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2013 7:34 pm UTC

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According to Rosh, Daniel has a soft spot which holds him back from being the fierce, loyal Zealot that he could potentially become. After Simon brings Daniel the news that his grandmother is...

Latest answer posted September 16, 2016 1:46 pm UTC

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Daniel breaks a religious rule in Chapter 7 of The Bronze Bow. In Chapter 6, Daniel has an interaction with a Roman soldier that results in Daniel getting wounded by a spear. He flees and manages...

Latest answer posted January 28, 2016 5:39 am UTC

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The bronze bow is reference in the book of David and initially Daniel, Joel, and Thacia think that the only thing that will bend the bow of bronze is force.  The friends and many others want...

Latest answer posted July 23, 2007 7:30 am UTC

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This episode occurs in Chapter 6, and is when Daniel has to find sanctuary very quickly after he insults a Roman soldier. He runs to the only place that he can go to in order to find sanctuary,...

Latest answer posted January 31, 2013 6:56 am UTC

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Shortly after entering Capernaum, Daniel visits the harbor where he is generously offered fish for breakfast by a young woman who asks if he has traveled to see the teacher. Daniel then turns and...

Latest answer posted March 24, 2016 6:01 pm UTC

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Let us remind ourselves of what Daniel has lived his life for with Rosh for so long. He has committed himself to opposing Roman rule violently. It is this that led him to join the group of rebels...

Latest answer posted March 26, 2012 2:23 pm UTC

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Key information we are given about Joel and Malthace in the opening chapter of this book concerns the fact that they are both twins. In addition, we know that they, unlike Daniel, come from a...

Latest answer posted March 12, 2012 2:23 pm UTC

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Hello! When the leader of the Zealots, Rosh, tells Daniel to fix his favorite dagger, Daniel has no choice but to do as he is told. Although Daniel tells Rosh that he does not have the right tools...

Latest answer posted May 22, 2015 1:51 pm UTC

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In the beginning of the novel we meet Daniel. He was a slave for a Blacksmith, and because he was treated so badly he ran away. Daniel was an angry teen when the story begins. He hates the...

Latest answer posted March 22, 2009 2:39 pm UTC

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One example of hyperbole comes from the namesake of the novel's title, the biblical Psalm 18:34: "He trains my hands for war, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze." Speare chooses this...

Latest answer posted October 16, 2018 2:25 am UTC

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At the beginning of the novel, Joel and Thacia travel up the mountain on their holiday break and run into Daniel. Daniel recognizes the boy from his childhood and tells Joel to relay a message to...

Latest answer posted January 5, 2017 10:24 am UTC

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The answer to this question can be found in Chapter 5, which is when Daniel visits Joel at his house in Capernaum for the first time. Daniel is shocked at the way that he sees so much evidence of...

Latest answer posted January 31, 2013 7:08 am UTC

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Daniel exhibits courage when he stands up to Rosh, saying, "I am not one of your men. Not any longer." Daniel had believed that Rosh was dedicated to the cause of bringing freedom to the Jews....

Latest answer posted June 22, 2010 10:13 am UTC

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In the context of your question, you are speaking about Chapter 2 in this impeccable piece of historical fiction set in the time of Christ called The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare. Even...

Latest answer posted December 8, 2015 2:58 am UTC

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Joktan is a “skinny twelve-year-old” red-haired boy who works as a kind of assistant to Daniel and other band members in Rosh’s camp. He helps Daniel with the bellows before Samson, the former...

Latest answer posted March 25, 2018 12:09 pm UTC

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Daniel is no longer in the mountains serving with Rosh. He's accepted Simon's offer to stay in his house and tend to his forge while he's away following Jesus. But Daniel's still as passionate as...

Latest answer posted April 17, 2018 7:04 am UTC

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In Chapter 14, Rosh ordered the men to keep a low profile. The shepherds had recently ambushed and attacked Rosh's men. Apparently, they hadn't been too pleased with the rebels stealing their...

Latest answer posted September 9, 2016 6:01 pm UTC

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Hello! You asked about five emotions or events Daniel experienced in The Bronze Bow. 1) He is angry with the Romans. Daniel's uncle used part of the money he saved (for paying taxes) to buy a shawl...

Latest answer posted June 8, 2015 10:40 pm UTC

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In Chapter 20, Joel visits Daniel to tell him that he is moving to Jerusalem, and Daniel laments at his decision to part ways with Rosh's band. Joel then tells Daniel that Hezron is trying to...

Latest answer posted April 15, 2016 6:01 pm UTC

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In the first half of Chapter 5, Jesus preaches about the kingdom of heaven, comparing it to a merchant in search of fine pearls who, when he finds it, sells all he has to buy it. Near the end of...

Latest answer posted September 1, 2007 2:39 am UTC

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Daniel is beginning to change. His world has already expanded by making his first real friends, Joel and Malthace ("Thacia"), who, unlike Rosh, truly care about his well being. They feed him,...

Latest answer posted June 17, 2007 2:35 am UTC

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The bronze bow is a recurring motif in Elizabeth George Speare's novel. It is first introduced in chapter 7 when Joel reads scripture to Daniel while he is recuperating in the secret passageway....

Latest answer posted April 30, 2016 3:43 pm UTC

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Daniel has approached Jesus to warn him that he is in danger. His enemies in the synagogue have turned against him, and Daniel is afraid that they'll try to kill Jesus. Jesus thanks him for letting...

Latest answer posted February 19, 2021 11:22 am UTC

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Spurred on by the death of his parents, Daniel has become a sworn enemy of the Romans. He sees them as oppressors who have no business in Israel. He vows revenge for what's happened to his family...

Latest answer posted October 3, 2018 9:03 am UTC

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Daniel’s mother died of grief and from contracting an illness after the crucifixion and subsequent death of her husband. Exposure to the cold weather when mourning her husband may have caused the...

Latest answer posted February 24, 2016 3:29 pm UTC

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When Daniel first goes to their house in Caparnum, Thacia is cool to him, speaking shortly and "turn(ing) on her embroidered sandal and walk(ing) away". Joel is annoyed at his sister's attitude,...

Latest answer posted May 21, 2009 6:11 am UTC

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In Chapter 5, Daniel is invited to eat dinner with Hezron and his family. While they are eating, Daniel and Hezron discuss Israel's present circumstances under Roman occupation. Daniel voices his...

Latest answer posted March 24, 2016 5:19 pm UTC

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The text gives no clear and detailed description of the camp of Rosh's rebels. Mention is made of a cave that appears to be the centre of the camp on the mountains and which provides shelter to...

Latest answer posted April 7, 2013 9:15 am UTC

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Yes. Daniel specifically runs away from Amalek to join Rosh's band in the mountains because of Amalek's harsh treatment. Daniel risked his life and nearly died running away from Amalek, which gives...

Latest answer posted August 20, 2016 5:12 pm UTC

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At this stage in the story, Daniel's still a rather immature young man. Before he makes the life-changing decision to follow in the footsteps of Christ, he's obsessed with driving the Romans out of...

Latest answer posted November 20, 2018 12:24 pm UTC

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Although Daniel is a fanatical zealot, dedicated to the cause of throwing the Romans out of Israel, he doesn't much care for the lifestyle that his political activities necessitate. In order to...

Latest answer posted February 19, 2021 11:38 am UTC

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