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Bibil Identifier bibil:212205
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) David’s Elite Warriors and Their Exploits in the Books of Samuel and Chronicles
Author Garsiel, Moshe
Journal Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (Volume: 11, Issue: 5)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 1-28 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article examines various descriptions of David and his warriors. Whereas the early pro-monarchic author of David’s story glorifies his military activity, the later anti-monarchic author of Samuel diminishes the admiration by revealing that Abishai saved his King’s life, and the king was banned from fighting activity. The warriors’ anecdotes disclose that David’s killing of Goliath was far from being unmatched; other warriors killed the Rephaim giants as well. In Chronicles, however, the rosters of David’s heroes demonstrate the comprehensive support of his accession, while his heroes’ exploits are part of his warfare against the Philistines. The booty of war was instrumental in building the temple.
DOI 10.5508/jhs.2011.v11.a5
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : War
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : David
Pericopes 2 Samuel 21,15-21,22
1 Chronicles 20,4-20,8
2 Samuel 23,8-23,23
1 Chronicles 11,11-11,25
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