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Bibil Identifier bibil:203827
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Is Jonathan Really David's 'Wife'? A Response to Yaron Peleg
Author Rowe, Jonathan
Journal Journal for the Study of the Old Testament (Volume: 34, Issue: 2)
Undefined link Love at First Sight? David, Jonathan, and the Biblical Politics of Gender
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Year (Second publication) 2009
Language English
Pages 183-193 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In a recent article in this journal, Yaron Peleg argued Jonathan was David’s ‘female bride’. This response to Peleg’s article re-evaluates each of the main arguments adduced by Peleg in support of his thesis, highlighting significant difficulties with each. This article concludes that the textual data are better explained by the opposite view: instead of de-legitimizing Jonathan, the text presents him as a ‘proto-David’, worthy of the crown. That David comes eventually to lead Israel is a surprise, one that underscores the theology of the books of Samuel.
DOI 10.1177/0309089209356415
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : David
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Jonathan
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Man
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