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Israel in the book of Kings [electronic resource] : the past as a project of social identity / James Richard Linville.

By: Linville, James Richard.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Journal for the study of the Old TestamentSupplement series: 272.Publisher: Sheffield, England : Sheffield Academic Press, c1998Description: 1 online resource (331 p.).ISBN: 9780567516916 (electronic bk.); 0567516911 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Bible. Kings -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Jews -- Kings and rulers | Kings and rulers -- Biblical teaching | Twelve tribes of Israel | Jews | Kings and rulers | Bible. A.T. Rois -- Critique, interpr�etation, etc | Juifs -- Rois et souverains -- Enseignement biblique | Douze tribus d'Isra�el | Juifs -- Histoire -- 953-586 av. J.-C | RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Old Testament | Koningen (bijbelboeken) | GeschiedschrijvingGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Israel in the book of Kings.DDC classification: 222/.5067 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Preface; Abbreviations; Part I: THE BOOK OF KINGS AND HISTORICAL RESEARCH; Chapter 1 ISRAEL: THE LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE OF ATTRIBUTION; Chapter 2 THE NEED FOR A NEW APPROACH TO KINGS; Chapter 3 IDENTIFYING WRITING AS 'HISTORY' AND WRITING IDENTITY AS 'HISTORY'; Part II: EMPIRE AND ENTROPY; Chapter 4 DUALITY IN THE UNITED MONARCHY; Chapter 5 THE DIVISION OF THE KINGDOM; Chapter 6: THE TWO KINGDOMS; Chapter 7 THE REJECTION OF ISRAEL AND THE FALSE SONS OF JACOB; Part III: DESTRUCTION AND ETERNITY; Chapter 8 JOSIAH' S PURGE: EXILE AND TRANSFORMATION; Chapter 9 EGYPT, EXODUS AND EXILE.
Summary: Linville argues that a new approach to the book of Kings is needed because of the failings of the usual historical-critical methods. He adopts a holistic approach which sees the book as a Persian-era text intended to articulate politically and religiously significant symbols within the book's monarchic history. These express the producer's reactions to important issues of Jewish identity in the continuing Diaspora and in Jerusalem. In the story of the schisms and apostacies of Israel's defunct monarchies both the Diaspora and cultural pluralism are legitimized. Rival versions of Israelite heri.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [302]-316) and indexes.

Preface; Abbreviations; Part I: THE BOOK OF KINGS AND HISTORICAL RESEARCH; Chapter 1 ISRAEL: THE LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE OF ATTRIBUTION; Chapter 2 THE NEED FOR A NEW APPROACH TO KINGS; Chapter 3 IDENTIFYING WRITING AS 'HISTORY' AND WRITING IDENTITY AS 'HISTORY'; Part II: EMPIRE AND ENTROPY; Chapter 4 DUALITY IN THE UNITED MONARCHY; Chapter 5 THE DIVISION OF THE KINGDOM; Chapter 6: THE TWO KINGDOMS; Chapter 7 THE REJECTION OF ISRAEL AND THE FALSE SONS OF JACOB; Part III: DESTRUCTION AND ETERNITY; Chapter 8 JOSIAH' S PURGE: EXILE AND TRANSFORMATION; Chapter 9 EGYPT, EXODUS AND EXILE.

Linville argues that a new approach to the book of Kings is needed because of the failings of the usual historical-critical methods. He adopts a holistic approach which sees the book as a Persian-era text intended to articulate politically and religiously significant symbols within the book's monarchic history. These express the producer's reactions to important issues of Jewish identity in the continuing Diaspora and in Jerusalem. In the story of the schisms and apostacies of Israel's defunct monarchies both the Diaspora and cultural pluralism are legitimized. Rival versions of Israelite heri.

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