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Bibil Identifier bibil:200574
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) David and the Messenger - Different Ends, Similar Means in 2 Samuel 1
Author Galpaz-Feller, Pnina
Journal Vetus Testamentum (Volume: 59, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Year (Second publication) 2009
Language English
Pages 199-210 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract There are three stories in the Bible where a messenger appears and reports the disasterous results of a battle: 1 Samuel 4:12-17; 2 Samuel 1:1-16; 18:19-32. This article discusses the story of David and the Amalekite in 2 Samuel 1:1-16, and compares it to the story in 1 Samuel 4:12-17. The article tries to show that the Amalekite's report to David creates a complex situation that highlights their different motives through their clothing and their words. The result is a reversal in the balance of power between the Amalekite messenger and David.
DOI 10.1163/156853309X406668
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Messenger
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel : Periods : United Monarchy (1030-933) : David
Pericopes 2 Samuel 1,1-1,16
1 Samuel 4,12-4,17
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