Righteous Jehu and his Evil Heirs : The Deuteronomist's Negative Perspective on Dynastic Succession, Hardback Book

Righteous Jehu and his Evil Heirs : The Deuteronomist's Negative Perspective on Dynastic Succession Hardback

Part of the Oxford Theological Monographs series

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David T. Lamb examines not only the dynasty of Jehu within the narrative of 2 Kings, but also the broader context of the dynasties of Israel and Judah in the books of Kings and Samuel.

Lamb discusses religious aspects of kingship (such as anointing, divine election, and prayer) in both the Old Testament and in the literature of the ancient Near East.

He concludes that the Deuteronomistic editor, because of a deep concern that leaders be divinely chosen and obedient to Yahweh, sought to subvert the monarchical status quo by shaping the Jehuite narrative to emphasize that dynastic succession disastrously fails to produce righteous leaders.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 322 pages, numerous tables
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Middle Eastern history
  • ISBN: 9780199231478

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