Comparison with David as a means of evaluating character in the Book of Kings

Amos Frisch

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Abstract

Comparison with David is a literary device employed throughout the book of Kings as a way to assess the kings whose deeds are recounted in the book (both kings of Judah and at least Jehu of Israel). Explicit comparisons to David are linked to literary allusions to him and understood as a single basic phenomenon. The comparisons also include a sophisticated system of inverted analogies (among David, Solomon and Jeroboam).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20 pp
Number of pages1
JournalJournal of Hebrew Scriptures
Volume11
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011

Bibliographical note

Appeared also in the journal's print version "Perspectives on Hebrew Scriptures" 8 (2013) 157-177.

RAMBI Publications

  • RAMBI Publications
  • David -- King of Israel
  • Bible -- Kings -- Criticism, Form
  • Bible as literature
  • Kings and rulers in the Bible
  • Monarchy in the Bible

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