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Bibil Identifier bibil:211986
Publication Type Journal article
Title (German, Long) Der historische und der biblische König Saul (Teil I)
Author Kaiser, Otto
Journal Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft (Volume: 122, Issue: 4)
Undefined link Der historische und der biblische König Saul (Teil II)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language German
Pages 520-545 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The figure of the historical Saul remains concealed behind the predominantly later narratives, which increasingly form doublets. In the first cycle, which deals with Saul's rise to kingship and his conflicts with the Philistines, he is left in the shadow first of Samuel and then, more cautiously, of Jonathan. In the second sequence David and Jonathan are centre stage, but the tradition has nothing concrete to say about David's victories over the Philistines, besides the report of the heroic deaths of Saul and his sons. Anticipations and flashbacks serve to introduce various later expansions of the story which deepen the shadows which lie over Saul. An exception is formed by I Sam 31 and the later funerary lament over Saul and Jonathan in II Sam 1,19–27. This cautious investigation of the historical Saul confirms in essentials the conclusions of Siegfried Kreuzer (ZAW 113 [2001], 56–73).
DOI 10.1515/ZAW.2010.037
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Saul
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel : Periods : United Monarchy (1030-933) : Saul
Pericopes 1 Samuel 8-15
1 Samuel 31
2 Samuel 1
1 Samuel 16-31
1 Samuel 10,17-10,27
1 Samuel 11,1-11,15
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