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The Fate of Justice and Righteousness During David's Reign : Narrative Ethics and Rereading the Court History According to 2 Samuel 8:15-20:26, Hardback Book

The Fate of Justice and Righteousness During David's Reign : Narrative Ethics and Rereading the Court History According to 2 Samuel 8:15-20:26 Hardback

Part of the The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies series

Description

This work argues that 2 Sam 8:15-20:26 is a literary unit designed to show how David and his house failed to establish "justice and righteousness" during David's reign over all Israel.

After an introductory chapter and a chapter on critical methodology the rest of the work is a close reading of 2 Sam 8:15-20:26 that pays special attention to narrative ethics.

Chapter 3 makes a case for reading 2 Sam 8:15-20:26 as a coherent literary unit reflecting an ethical world-view grounded in kindness and having as its main theme "the failure of justice and righteousness to be established during David's reign." Chapter 4 presents a case for reading 2 Sam 8:15-10:19 as an account of the beginnings of justice and righteousness during David's reign in which David's kindness towards Mephibosheth is presented as analogous to a Mesopotamian royal declaration and wasperformed as an inaugural act of charity upon David's ascent to the throne.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 294 pages, black & white illustrations
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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  • Category: Old Testaments
  • ISBN: 9780567026842

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