The Jehu revolution [electronic resource] : a royal tradition of the northern kingdom and its ramifications / Jonathan Miles Robker.Material type: TextSeries: Beihefte zur Zeitschrift f�ur die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft ; 435.Publication details: Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, c2012Description: 1 online resource (ix, 343 p.)ISBN: 9783110285017 (electronic bk.); 3110285010 (electronic bk.)Subject(s): Bible. Kings, 2nd -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Jehu, King of Israel | Jehuite dynasty, 9th-8th centuries B.C | Bible. Old Testament -- Criticism, Redaction | Bible. Old Testament -- History of Biblical events | Jews -- Kings and rulers | Jews -- History -- To 586 B.C | Middle East -- Antiquities | RELIGION / Biblical Studies / Old TestamentGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Jehu revolution.DDC classification: 222/.54095 LOC classification: BS410 | .Z5 vol. 435ebOnline resources: EBSCOhost
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction : objectives and methodology -- The literary Jehu : a construct and its ramifications -- The Jehuide dynasty -- The Israel source in the Book of Kings : from Jeroboam II through Joram -- Historicity and the Bible : evaluating the biblical materials for reconstructing Israel's history -- Akkadian sources -- Levantine epigraphy : Tel Dan, Mesha, Zakkur, Samarian materials -- Conclusions.
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Who wrote the material about Jehu in the Bible, when and why did they write it, and how reliable is it? After a thorough text and literary critical examination of 2 Kings 9-10, this work demonstrates the plausibility of an 8th century origin for the Jehu narrative, which did not exist as an isolated literary tradition, but represented a part of a larger story of Israel's monarchic history. Ultimately, this book offers a new redaction-historical evaluation of Kings and a historical reconstruction of the events behind the Jehu narrative based on biblical and extrabiblical literature.
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