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The Bronze Bow

Daniel and Joel start recruiting new members to help them fight the Romans. Daniel’s first recruit is Nathan, who is about the same age as Daniel and Joel. Nathan’s family has gone through a...

Latest answer posted March 24, 2016 2:36 pm UTC

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Chapter One clearly indicates that the conflict Daniel has is with the Romans who have taken over his land and ensured that no Jew can be free and have possession of their own territory. Note how...

Latest answer posted November 23, 2013 6:46 am UTC

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Daniel's feelings for Thacia have been secondary to his mission, to get revenge against the Romans for killing his father and uncle. Daniel has not allowed himself to act on his feelings, even when...

Latest answer posted February 19, 2013 7:20 pm UTC

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Daniel, the protagonist of The Bronze Bow, is living on a mountain in a camp with some bandits as the book opens. We know he hates the Romans and believes that Rosh, the head of the bandits, is the...

Latest answer posted January 27, 2016 3:06 am UTC

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Elizabeth George Speare's The Bronze Bow follows the story of a Jewish boy named Daniel bar Jamin living in Galilee, Israel in the time of Jesus. After the tragic death of multiple relatives and...

Latest answer posted January 28, 2018 3:37 am UTC

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Simon is an old friend of Daniel's, but they have not seen each other in years. When Simon meets Daniel again, Daniel is living with Rosh and the bandits on the hill; Daniel is consumed by his...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2013 7:20 pm UTC

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First, the genres of the two works are quite different. The Bronze Bow is a novel, a fictional work written as a form of entertainment for young adults. The New Testament is a religious document,...

Latest answer posted October 18, 2016 5:34 am UTC

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In chapter 12, Daniel is living in the village and working as the blacksmith. He ends up recruiting about twenty young men to be an army for Rosh working in the village. Nathan is the first one...

Latest answer posted March 13, 2016 5:25 am UTC

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Most of Daniel's antipathy towards Jesus comes from the latter's pacifistic nature. Daniel is working towards revenge and war with the Romans, intending to drive them out of Israel and reclaim...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2013 6:23 pm UTC

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Joel doesn't think that Jesus is a true rabbi for the simple reason that he doesn't act like one. For one thing, Jesus doesn't strictly adhere to the ritual hand washing that is an essential part...

Latest answer posted September 3, 2018 7:26 am UTC

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In chapter 9 of The Bronze Bow, Daniel is pleased that Rosh has given him a solo job to perform for the band. He is to ambush an old miser and steal his money. Daniel jumps the man and knocks him...

Latest answer posted March 13, 2016 4:20 am UTC

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A significant conflict develops between Daniel and Rosh. Though both are devoted to the cause of liberating Judea from the Romans, the two young men have completely different value systems. Rosh is...

Latest answer posted October 19, 2018 7:08 am UTC

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Daniel's a deeply devout Jew, and like any any devout Jew, he regularly goes to synagogue to worship. But the synagogue at Capernaum is different. Because it's been built by the Romans, he won't...

Latest answer posted May 17, 2019 5:06 am UTC

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Thacia’s reaction to Daniel when he enters her home characterizes her as a very different sort of person than the one he first sees on the mountain. There he notices “the way that her hair had...

Latest answer posted November 20, 2007 11:09 pm UTC

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Your set of questions are an interesting query about the characterization of Hezron in The Bronze Bow. In short, Hezron says that "law" is stronger than all the power of Rome and, considering the...

Latest answer posted July 12, 2015 2:32 pm UTC

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In Chapter 7, Daniel is unsure whether Thacia is for or against him. She helps him when he is wounded and brings him food, but she also pleads with him not to lure her brother Joel away from his...

Latest answer posted April 17, 2008 2:34 pm UTC

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At the beginning of chapter 9, Daniel waits to ambush an old man who routinely travels past the foot of Rosh's mountain. He feels uneasy for two reasons that he is aware of, but another reason nags...

Latest answer posted June 28, 2017 12:22 pm UTC

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Simon wants Daniel to go with him to the synagogue to her Jesus preach. Simon tells Daniel he wants him to go to the synagogue with him. Daniel scoffs at the idea, telling him he hasn’t been to...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2015 7:33 pm UTC

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Joel comes from a privileged background. Daniel notices that he walks with a "free, swinging ease," and, remembers that as the "scribe's son," Joel was "the one the rabbi...

Latest answer posted November 20, 2007 11:35 pm UTC

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In Chapter 12 of The Bronze Bow, Daniel begins to use his blacksmith shop as a meeting place for young men who want to unite together to fight against Roman oppression. First Joel brings Kemuel to...

Latest answer posted January 28, 2016 4:58 am UTC

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According to Matthew 5:17-20 Jesus said that he came, not to destroy the Law, but to fulfill it. In other words, his earthly ministry was the completion of the prophecies set out in the Old...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2019 6:48 am UTC

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Daniel expects to lose his life to gain Joel's freedom. The author says, "He had no real expectation that he would get back up the bank, but he meant to see, with the last ounce of his strength,...

Latest answer posted June 21, 2010 2:04 pm UTC

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Daniel feels incredibly lonely and distant whenever he returns to the mountain from his exciting, illuminating experience in the village. After spending five years on the mountain with Rosh and his...

Latest answer posted March 7, 2019 10:56 am UTC

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Daniel expects to lose his relationship with Rosh, his place among Rosh's band, and any further contact with Samson. Although he knows the mission is a high-risk proposition, he does not expect any...

Latest answer posted June 28, 2017 12:59 pm UTC

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The answer to this question can be found in Chapter 11 of this exciting novel. Now that Daniel is going to move to be the blacksmith of the village and replace Simon whilst he follows Jesus around...

Latest answer posted November 6, 2011 7:58 pm UTC

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In Chapter 5, Daniel is invited to eat with Herzon and his family. During the meal, Daniel and Herzon begin to talk about the Roman occupation of Capernaum. Daniel loses his temper when Joel...

Latest answer posted March 24, 2016 3:34 pm UTC

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When Rosh's band attacks the passing merchant caravan and steals the slave, Joel has just come up to the mountain to get a glimpse of Rosh. Daniel introduces Rosh to Joel, and Rosh seems suitably...

Latest answer posted February 18, 2016 9:22 pm UTC

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Joel and Malthace are presented to the reader through the eyes of Daniel. Even before he is able to identify them, he observes that they must be siblings: Brother and sister, that was evident....

Latest answer posted September 15, 2018 8:35 pm UTC

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Daniel returns to the mountain after spending nearly a week at Joel's house recovering from an injury inflicted by a Roman soldier. In Chapter 8, Daniel is welcomed back as a hero by Rosh's men...

Latest answer posted April 8, 2016 7:55 pm UTC

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In the days of Jesus, a Zealot was a Jew who longed to throw off the Roman rule of Israel and reestablish Jewish sovereignty. A Zealot wanted the Jews to be able to rule themselves, and he was...

Latest answer posted June 23, 2020 1:22 am UTC

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In Chapter 7, Daniel is injured by a Roman soldier and seeks solace in Joel's home. While Joel and Thacia care for Daniel, Joel begins reading stories about the courageous actions of Joshua,...

Latest answer posted April 5, 2016 9:38 pm UTC

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When the novel begins, Joel is a young scholar being readied to become a Rabbi and teacher at the synagogue. His meeting with Daniel inflames his patriotism, and he starts to ignore his studies and...

Latest answer posted February 25, 2013 10:19 pm UTC

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Of Rosh's main requirement for those who wish to join his band, Daniel says, "Rosh asks of them all just one thing. They must hate the Romans, and be willing to go on fighting til the last cursed...

Latest answer posted May 21, 2009 2:43 pm UTC

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In Chapter 1, Joel and Malthace climb the mountain and Daniel recognizes Joel. Daniel introduces himself as Daniel bar Jamin, and Joel remembers that Daniel was the apprentice who ran away from the...

Latest answer posted April 8, 2016 10:14 pm UTC

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In Chapter 17, Rosh and his men wage a sort of guerrila war against the Romans; the attacks against the occupying army are small and furtive. Joel, who is posing as a fish peddler, serves as a...

Latest answer posted December 6, 2009 11:03 am UTC

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Joel is going to get the names of rich people who will be going to a feast; while they are out, Rosh will rob their houses, furthering his cause. However, despite a good plan to sell fish to the...

Latest answer posted February 10, 2013 9:44 pm UTC

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Thacia and Daniel have differing views in regards to how each of them sees the world, in particular, how God plans to restore His kingdom on earth and how Jews should treat the Romans. Daniel...

Latest answer posted April 27, 2016 5:05 pm UTC

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Daniel continues to visit the shore of Capernaum because he wants to hear more of the words of Jesus. He had initially gone to hear the teacher because Joel had asked him to, but after that first...

Latest answer posted January 28, 2009 4:43 am UTC

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In seeking to free Joel from Roman captivity, Daniel is motivated by love for his friend as well as a love for freedom. Daniel is determined that none of the young men who go along with him on his...

Latest answer posted September 13, 2018 7:12 am UTC

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Daniel feels out of place at the celebration in the vineyards for a couple of reasons. First of all, he does not have any nice clothes - "even in his best cloak he (stands) out plainly for just...

Latest answer posted May 22, 2009 2:11 am UTC

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Throughout the course of the novel, twins Joel and Malthace bar Hezron disagree on a number of things, but two exceptionally big points of contention between them are the family's move to Capernum...

Latest answer posted January 2, 2010 2:10 pm UTC

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In Chapter 11 of The Bronze Bow, Daniel's grandmother is buried, and Simon, the town's blacksmith, is the only one who comes to the "funeral feast." Simon, who has left his job as a blacksmith to...

Latest answer posted January 27, 2016 1:24 am UTC

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In the novel The Bronze Bow, by Elizabeth George Speare, the setting for part of Daniel's story takes place in the mountains. Daniel bar Jamin was indentured to a local blacksmith in his small...

Latest answer posted February 1, 2010 11:02 am UTC

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In Chapter 5, Daniel travels to Capernaum, where he sees a crowd gathering near the harbor. Daniel walks towards the harbor, where a woman feeds him and tells him that people are gathering to hear...

Latest answer posted August 17, 2016 11:22 pm UTC

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Daniel speaking Psalm 23 out loud is what makes Leah feel safe enough to leave the corner. Leah doesn't let Daniel in when he comes to visit their sick Grandmother. When he forces his way into the...

Latest answer posted April 1, 2019 4:51 pm UTC

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In Chapter Five, when Daniel goes to Joel's house for the first time, he meets Hezron, Joel's father, and hears what he has to say about the Roman occupation. Hezron's policy is one of...

Latest answer posted January 31, 2013 7:03 am UTC

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A Roman soldier has been paying regular visits to Simon's shop and striking up conversations with Leah in Daniel's absence. When Daniel finds out about this, he goes ballistic. As a confirmed...

Latest answer posted March 22, 2020 8:52 am UTC

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Rosh is depicted by Speare as both a strong Jewish rebel leader and a self-interested egoist with little empathy. Speare gives two impressions of Rosh to emphasize, first, why young people like...

Latest answer posted December 8, 2020 12:28 pm UTC

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Throughout the novel, Daniel's friends, in particular, Simon, promote the teachings of Jesus and encourage Daniel to travel and watch Jesus preach. When Daniel first hears Jesus preach, he is...

Latest answer posted April 15, 2016 1:19 am UTC

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In Chapter 15, Daniel begins traveling to Capernaum to listen to Jesus speak. Sometimes Daniel does not even understand what Jesus is talking about, but Daniel mentions that there is hope and...

Latest answer posted March 30, 2016 2:04 am UTC

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