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Bibil Identifier bibil:203902
Publication Type Journal article
Title (German, Long) Fremde Herrscher und "KriegstheologInnen"
Title (German, ) Zur Perzeption des Fremden im Gewaltdiskurs alttestamentlicher Kriegsnarrative
Author Obermayer, Bernd
Journal Protokolle zur Bibel (Volume: 18, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Year (Second publication) 2009
Language German
Pages 91-108 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In the Old Testament warfare is the predominant context for the depiction of violence. Wars are always fought against groups that are perceived as distinct from the own. Thus a definition of ,,the" other is highly required in biblical war narratives. The article examines the complex connection between Old Testament war ideologies and the perception of foreign protagonists. Both levels are dominated by the theological dimensions of war. To corroborate this observation, special attention will be drawn to the portrait of foreign monarchs at war against Israel (by the examples of Pharao in Exod 1-14 and Senaherib in 2Kings 18f), as well as to those foreign protagonists, who construe bellicose conflicts by putting the emphasis on YIIWH as crucial factor in the war. In addition, some of these Jbreign theologians of war" (,,fremde Kriegstheologlnnen"; Rahab in Josh 2 and 6; Achior in Judith 5,5-21 and 14,6-10) bear witness to a reflection on concepts of otherness within the Old Testament war discourse.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : War
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Violence - Non-violence
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Foreigner
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