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In Chapter 16, Thacia, Joel, and Daniel are discussing how Thacia will disguise herself as Joel in order for them to fulfill Rosh's assignment. Thacia mentions that she would feel ashamed to meet...

Latest answer posted May 17, 2016 5:31 pm UTC

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Simon takes Daniel to the synagogue on the Sabbath. He wants Daniel to see Jesus of Nazareth, who is supposed to visit the synagogue that day. Simon tells Daniel that Jesus, a "carpenter by...

Latest answer posted May 8, 2008 6:57 am UTC

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In Chapter 11, Daniel and Leah move into Simon's old house. Simon had allowed Daniel to stay at his workshop, which was attached to his home, because Simon was too busy traveling with Jesus to...

Latest answer posted April 27, 2016 5:31 pm UTC

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Latest answer posted April 27, 2008 3:09 pm UTC

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In Chapter 16, Daniel has been sent to Joel with a message from Rosh. The message is an assignment to gain information Rosh wants that presumably will help in Rosh's campaign to overthrow Roman...

Latest answer posted January 27, 2016 1:50 am UTC

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In chapters 1 - 4 of The Bronze Bow, Daniel lives on the mountain and is part of Rosh's band. It is clear from statements he makes to Joel, Samson, and Simon and from the thoughts that he thinks...

Latest answer posted January 30, 2016 12:49 am UTC

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After his grandmother's death, Daniel spends an extended period of time taking care of his sister Leah and seeing to affairs in the village. All the time, though, the enforced politeness and...

Latest answer posted February 25, 2013 6:49 pm UTC

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This chapter is a pivotal point in Daniel's growth and maturation. He and Thacia travel to visit Leah, with Thacia in disguise as Joel so Joel can gather information. During this trip, they are...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2013 7:50 pm UTC

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Leah can tell that Malthace is a kind and loving person who would never hurt her. Though Leah suffers from bad anxiety and is scared of the outside world, she is confident that Malthace won't do...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2020 6:20 pm UTC

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In Chapter 2, Daniel offers to lead the slave up the mountain to Rosh's camp. As soon as they begin their trek, Daniel instantly regrets leading the slave. Daniel, the slave, and the two men who...

Latest answer posted June 22, 2016 3:16 pm UTC

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In Chapter 11, Daniel and his sister, Leah, move to Simon's house, which is directly connected to the shop Daniel will work in. Both the house and the shop belong to Simon, who has asked Daniel to...

Latest answer posted November 6, 2015 7:32 pm UTC

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Daniel had been working as essentially a slave for Amalek. (His grandmother had sold him.) He eventually escapes, and when he does, he flees to the mountains. He is living there first, then,...

Latest answer posted August 27, 2008 2:39 am UTC

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In Chapter 5, two very different views about the Roman occupation are presented. On the one hand Daniel believes firmly that it is the resposibility of every Jew to rebel against their Roman...

Latest answer posted January 31, 2013 7:21 am UTC

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Near the end of the book, Daniel travels to see Jesus and deliver a warning about the local teachers and Rabbis, who are upset with the sermons and reinterpretations of religious law as Jesus...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2013 9:04 pm UTC

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Rosh loses interest in Samson because Samson turns to Daniel as his liberator and savior. Samson, despite his enormous strength, is, just as Daniel is, "soft," which is a quality that...

Latest answer posted November 25, 2007 10:36 am UTC

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Hello! When Daniel visits Joel at his house (in order to recruit him for the Zealot cause), he is first greeted at the door by Malthace, whom everyone calls Thacia. Thacia is Joel's sister. At...

Latest answer posted June 5, 2015 7:22 pm UTC

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Hezron is the name of Joel's father in the novel The Bronze Bow. Hezron is an influential, wealthy Pharisee, who moves his family to Capernaum. Rosh sends Daniel on a mission and he travels to...

Latest answer posted August 15, 2018 11:30 am UTC

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At the beginning of the novel, Daniel views his sister, Leah, as a lost cause. When he first returns home and sees Leah, he mentions that she still had the same fear in her eyes and nothing had...

Latest answer posted April 1, 2016 5:04 pm UTC

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In Chapter 5, Daniel has gone on a mission to see Joel, hoping that he can recruit Joel to join in Rosh's cause. He meets Joel's father, Hezron, and says things that upset him. He leaves in shame...

Latest answer posted January 28, 2016 5:18 am UTC

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The words of Joel to Daniel can help us answer this question: 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...

Latest answer posted March 6, 2020 7:53 am UTC

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Israel is the small country on the East bank of the Mediterranean Sea, and the historical land associated with the Jewish People (Hebrews). In The Bronze Bow, Israel is the setting for the...

Latest answer posted February 25, 2013 9:07 pm UTC

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The boys who join Daniel's and Joel's bands of zealots are similar in that they all share the same goal: to drive the hated Romans out of Israel once and for all. In order to achieve that end,...

Latest answer posted March 27, 2020 12:08 pm UTC

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One of the interesting aspects of this excellent story is the way in which Daniel seems to develop in his skill as a blacksmith and also his enjoyment of this profession at the same time as he...

Latest answer posted August 29, 2011 8:30 pm UTC

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Simon wants Daniel to accompany him to the synagogue to hear Jesus preach. Initially, Daniel's quite reluctant to go. He hasn't been to a synagogue for five years and has become somewhat alienated...

Latest answer posted December 7, 2019 10:28 am UTC

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Daniel receives a mixed reception from Joel and Malthace. Joel is happy to welcome his friend, but his sister Malthace is more reluctant.

Latest answer posted March 3, 2016 9:11 pm UTC

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The answer to this question can be found in Chapter 20 of this text. This is the last time that Daniel and Joel actually meet in the text, as Joel explains that he has ran away from his father to...

Latest answer posted March 19, 2013 10:45 am UTC

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Daniel has lived his entire life in pursuit of one goal: revenge against the Romans who killed his father and uncle. Because of this, he doesn't see himself as a worthy prospect for marriage, not...

Latest answer posted March 3, 2013 8:45 pm UTC

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In chapter 3, Simon visits Daniel on the mountain to let him know that Amalek, Daniel's former master, has died, making it safe for Daniel to go into the village to visit his grandmother and...

Latest answer posted April 30, 2016 5:28 am UTC

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In Elizabeth George Speare's novel The Bronze Bow, Samson is a slave captured by Rosh's men. He is a giant of a man who never speaks. Rosh's men name him “Samson” because of his size and strength,...

Latest answer posted December 6, 2020 6:08 pm UTC

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An antagonist in a story doesn't necessarily have to be a nasty, mean-spirited individual. Although Rosh definitely falls into this category in The Bronze Bow, Jesus most certainly does not. Yet...

Latest answer posted May 6, 2020 10:34 am UTC

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Daniel had lost his father, uncle and later his mother, attributing their deaths to unjust Roman rule. His only sister seemed to have lost her mind, and his grandmother lived in abject penury....

Latest answer posted February 19, 2016 2:49 pm UTC

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When the novel opens, Daniel is living in the rocky hills above Gaililee. He is a member of a rebel group opposed to the Roman occupation of his homeland. Led by Rosh, the band live a bloody...

Latest answer posted January 16, 2008 1:19 pm UTC

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You would benefit from re-reading Chapter Five, which is when we are first introduced to Rabbi Hezron, the father of Joel and Malthace. In this chapter, Daniel meets him for the first time as he...

Latest answer posted March 27, 2012 2:13 pm UTC

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In chapter 16, Thacia is embarrassed and upset to realize that Jesus might see her dressed as a man. Daniel remembers that an ancient tenet in The Law forbids men and women from dressing like each...

Latest answer posted January 31, 2020 7:15 pm UTC

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When he accepted Simon's offer to work in his shop, Daniel had to agree to one important condition: he must repair any items brought into the shop by Romans. Simon's rationale is that refusing to...

Latest answer posted April 13, 2018 7:44 am UTC

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One of Rosh's main requirements for the men and boys who join him is that they do not have "a soft streak." He accuses Daniel of having this when he helps the old man he accosted and...

Latest answer posted November 20, 2007 9:19 pm UTC

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In Chapter 19, Daniel and a group of boys attempt to free Joel from a passing Roman caravan. Unfortunately, the boys are no match for the experienced Roman soldiers. At the beginning of the raid,...

Latest answer posted September 12, 2016 5:22 pm UTC

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Much of the book is focused on Daniel's quest for revenge against the Romans, and this colors his attitudes and outlook on life. He believes that victory will only come through war and violence; he...

Latest answer posted February 17, 2013 5:51 pm UTC

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In Chapter 4, Daniel returns to the village where his grandmother and sister live, the village he ran away from two years ago. He is unhappy at his former home because his sister's health and...

Latest answer posted January 30, 2016 1:04 am UTC

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The Israelites deeply hate the Romans, who rule their land. They are awaiting the Messiah, who is prophesized to lead them out of bondage. Jesus preaches "the coming of the Kingdom" and...

Latest answer posted October 16, 2007 12:12 pm UTC

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Malthace, more commonly known as Thacia within the narrative of the book, is skeptical of Rosh's intentions and methods. Rosh presents himself as a savior for the Jewish people, dedicating his life...

Latest answer posted November 18, 2019 8:08 pm UTC

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The Bronze Bow, written by Elizabeth George Speare, is set in Judea (present-day Israel) and describes the rise of Christianity during the Roman occupation. The story focuses on protagonist Daniel,...

Latest answer posted April 23, 2016 3:24 pm UTC

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In The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare, the relationship between Daniel and Rosh changes over time. At first, Daniel sees Rosh as a bold and fearless leader who will help the community in the...

Latest answer posted March 23, 2016 5:09 pm UTC

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Daniel is a zealot, a Jew determined to drive the Romans out of Israel once and for all. With him, as with so many of his fellow zealots, the political is very much personal. And it's no surprise...

Latest answer posted March 6, 2020 7:21 am UTC

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Throughout the entire novel, Daniel seeks to avenge the death of his parents and manifests his hate toward the Roman Empire. Towards the end of the novel, Daniel finds out that a Roman soldier...

Latest answer posted May 7, 2016 5:48 pm UTC

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Daniel's private oath, taken for himself years back, was to give his life over to taking revenge on the Romans. He has lived out this oath in his life with the outlaws and their strikes on...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2013 11:51 pm UTC

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The Bronze Bow has some deeply defined characters so the concept of identifying them as heroes seems a little difficult. If we define "hero" as protagonist, the lead character Danie bar Jamin...

Latest answer posted May 27, 2009 4:16 am UTC

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Daniel's grandmother is fast approaching death, so Daniel has left Rosh and his other zealot comrades behind on the mountain while he goes to see her. Although he knows that this is the right thing...

Latest answer posted March 16, 2020 7:37 am UTC

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Daniel and Leah have moved into Simon's place to mind the store while he goes off to follow Jesus. By a subtle ruse, Daniel was able to get Leah, who's terrified of the outside world, to move out...

Latest answer posted March 16, 2020 6:58 am UTC

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Ever since Daniel turned away her friend, the Roman soldier Marcus, Leah has pretty much given up the will to live. Thanks to Marcus's friendship, she was making good progress with her mental...

Latest answer posted March 22, 2020 11:19 am UTC

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