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Bibil Identifier bibil:210329
Publication Type Journal article
Title (German, Long) Wie konnte das nur geschehen? Eine Untersuchung der Interaktion der Figuren in 2Samuel 13,1-22
Author Kipfer, Sara
Journal Lectio difficilior (Volume: 11, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language German
Pages - Pages
Genre Original
Abstract 2 Samuel 13:1-22 (= Sam) is probably one of the best-researched texts of the Hebrew Bible. At the same time it is a text that has a history of challenging exegetes to submit a personal commentary. With the help of the systemic approach as it is used in psychology, this article will show how categories such as ‘victim’ and ‘offender’ or ‘positive’ and ‘negative’ characters fall short when it comes to answering the question ‘How could this happen?’. 2 Sam 13:1-22 neither describes mere patriarchal structures of violence nor does it focus solely on the individual crime of a single person. Rather, sexual violence is to be seen in the context of networking, dependences and social dimensions of individual suffering. In this context, the present contribution addresses the structure of relationships and the interaction of the characters and tries to show how the act of rape in 2 Sam 13:1-22 is not the deed of an individual, but has to be located in a context of family relationships and complicity, of looking and overlooking, of making public and concealing.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Methods : Synchronic Methods : Psychology
Pericopes 2 Samuel 13,1-13,22
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