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Bibil Identifier bibil:214312
Publication Type Article of book
Title (German, Long) Die Morde an Abner und Amasa
Title (German, ) Literarische Dimensionen textlicher Abweichungen zwischen dem Massoretischen Text und der Septuaginta in der David-Geschichte?
Author Hugo, Philippe
Congress volume Seitenblicke
Year (Reference) 2011
Language German
Pages 24-52 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This investigation seeks to analyze the textual variants in the MT and LXX in regard to the motive of Abner's and Amasa's murders (esp. 2Sam 3:22-29 and 1Kgs 2:5-6, 31-33), in order to determine their nature and function in the David story. The analysis shows that the majority of readings are not texual corruptions but attest two separate forms of the Hebrew text - the proto-MT and the presumed Vorlage of the LXX. The variants of the respective text forms each have a distinct sense, giving them different functions and they form a coherent narrative within their individual contexts. The proto-MT edition expresses the innocence of David and Solomon (1Kgs 2:5b, 32b) and stresses the obvious and public guilt of Joab (2Sam 3:27, 30) and his full responsibility (1Kgs 2:5b, 32a). In contrast, the Hebrew Vorlage of the LXX recognizes David's unfulfilled responsibility for the shed blood (1Kgs 2:5b, 32b) and describes Joab's act above all as a conspiracy (2Sam 3:27, 30). The proto-MT edition in all probability attests to a revision of the Hebrew substratum underlying the LXX. The goal of the revision was primarily an enhancement of the portrait of King David, which one can characterize as a pro-David Tendenz. The result of this investigation is a better understanding of the theological profile of the canonical final form of the David story which is attested in the MT.
Pericopes 2 Samuel 3
2 Samuel 20
1 Kings 2,5
1 Kings 2,32
2 Samuel 3,27-3,30
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