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Bibil Identifier bibil:211158
Publication Type Journal article
Title (French, Long) Jacob, Héli, David, Cambyse: le motif de la concubine dans quelques récits de crises de succession (Gn 34 ; 35, 21-22 ; 1 S 2, 22 ; 2 S 13 ; 15-17)
Author Sternberger, J.-P.
Journal Transeuphratène (Volume: 39)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language French
Pages 153-168 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Grounded in a thorough study of the text of Gn 35:20-22, the author shows that the succession crisis narratives concerning the patriarch Jacob (Gn 34-35), the king David (2 S 13; 15-17) and the priest Eli (1 S 2) depend partly on the same scenario. In each case, the outcome of the revolt of the bad son(s) is sexual intercourse with forbidden women, specifically the father's concubine(s). It is suggested that the account in Herodotus (or any of his sources) of the coup of Darius I could be a model for the redactor of Gn 35:22, which in turn inspired the editors of the books of Samuel. One of the most important political crises of the Persian Empire may therefore be found in the text of the Bible.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Succession
Pericopes Genesis 34-35
2 Samuel 13
2 Samuel 15-17
1 Samuel 2
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