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The leper"s companions

by Julia Blackburn

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Published by Cape in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementJulia Blackburn.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR6052.L361 L46 1999
The Physical Object
Pagination216 p.
Number of Pages216
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20389614M
ISBN 10022405127X

Lepers were not only seen as unfit to come to the tabernacle which represented the presence of God in a place, but were to be separated from Israel as a holy, “fit” people, representing God to the world. All the quarantine, and then the ritual cleanings, and the thanksgiving sacrifices were seen as a way to keep fit to come before God. Awards and honors. Orange Prize, shortlist, The Book of Colour; Orange Prize, shortlist, The Leper's Companions; James Tait Black Memorial Prize (Best Novel), nominee, The Leper's Companions; J.R. Ackerley Award, winner, The Three of Us Costa Book Awards (Biography), shortlist, Thin Paths: Journeys In and Around an Italian Mountain Village.

Simon, who also lives in Bethany, invites Jesus and his companions, including Lazarus, for a meal Saturday evening. Simon is called “the leper,” perhaps being a former leper whom Jesus had at some point healed. Reflecting her industrious character, Martha ministers to the guests. Mary is particularly attentive to Jesus, this time in a way.   A man’s discovery of a mermaid washed up on the sand starts a chain of events that leads three of the villagers to accompany the enigmatic figure of the leper on a pilgrimmage to the Holy Land. The woman joins them and sets out without the certainty of ever coming home again. The Leper’s Companions was shortlisted for the Orange Prize. LESSONS FROM LEPERS Luke 11 “Now it happened as He went to Jerusalem that He passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. 12 Then as He entered a certain village, there met Him ten men who were lepers, who stood afar off. 13 And they liftedFile Size: 91KB.

-- from the first chapter of 'The Leper's Companions' No bedtime story, that; yet there are also images in this book that suggest the presence of beauty and spiritual meaning in death and in the human oneness with all mortal flesh: ''A pile of gutted herrings began to shine with a natural luminosity.   THE LEPER'S COMPANIONS. By Julia Blackburn. pp. New York: Pantheon Books. $ JULIA BLACKBURN has made something of a specialty of the estranged and displaced -- of people who, for whatever. A PARABLE OF THE FOUR LEPERS 2 Kings By way of encouragement, we trust that this glimpse of an O.T. parable in the spirit will encourage one not to ‘fight’ (it is also called arguing!) when you find yourself ‘outside the box’ as regard to Christian fellowship. We shall look at this allegory through today’s window when many folk.


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Originally published: London: Jonathan Cape, Notes. no toc. Addeddate Internet Archive Books. Delaware County District Library (Ohio) American : The leper leads a small ebook of the villagers, including the protagonist, on a journey to Jerusalem, ebook harrowing pilgrimage that compels all the travelers to confront their deepest selves.

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