The Transjordanian palimpsest [electronic resource] : the overwritten texts of personal exile and transformation in the Deuteronomistic history / Jeremy M. Hutton.Material type: TextSeries: Beihefte zur Zeitschrift f�ur die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft ; 396.Publication details: Berlin ; New York : Walter de Gruyter, c2009Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 449 p.)ISBN: 9783110212761 (electronic bk.); 3110212765 (electronic bk.); 1282187597; 9781282187597Subject(s): Bible. Historical Books -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Bible. Old Testament -- Historiography | Deuteronomistic history (Biblical criticism) | Jordan River | Jordan -- History | RELIGION -- Judaism -- Rituals & PracticeGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Transjordanian palimpsest.DDC classification: 296.4 LOC classification: BS1199.J5 | H88 2009ebOnline resources: EBSCOhost
Significantly revised version of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Harvard University, 2005.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -419) and index.
Echoes of the past and topos as text -- Exiles and textiles : Transjordan in history -- Vexed texts : sources of the Deuteronomistic history -- Royal apology and scribalism in iron age Israel -- Of success and succession -- The mystery of the history of David's rise -- The narrative(s) of Saul's rise -- Conclusion: A composite motif.
This study analyzes several passages in the Former Prophets (2 Sam 19:12-44; 2 Kgs 2:1-18; Judg 8:4-28) from a literary perspective, and argues that the text presents Transjordan as liminal in Israel's history, a place from which Israel's leaders return with inaugurated or renewed authority. It then traces the redactional development of Samuel-Kings that led to this literary symbolism, and proposes a hypothesis of continual updating and combination of texts, beginning early in Israel's monarchy and continuing until the final formation of the Deuteronomistic History. Several source documents ma.
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