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Bibil Identifier bibil:214315
Publication Type Article of book
Title (German, Long) Davids Fünfte Kolonne beim Abschalom-Aufstand
Author Dietrich, Walter
Congress volume Seitenblicke
2nd Publication Davids Fünfte Kolonne beim Abschalom-Aufstand
Year (Reference) 2011
Language German
Pages 91-120 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This arcticle begins with a synchronic reading, which indicates how the reports about David's "fifth column" - consisting often concubines, two priests and their sons, and a royal counselor - are incorporated into the great historical painting of Absalom's revolt. The story reveals a high degree of artistry in the handling of the characters. Diachronic research leads to two textual levels. The older, not far removed from the events themselves, concerns only the turmoil and failure of Absalom. It already knows about David's undercover agents: priests who spied on the enemy, and a counselor who sought to convey disinformation. At the second level, the "Court narrative about the first kings of Israel," which originated around 700 BCE, this theme was expanded. The concubines are added, and the adviser becomes the glittering rhetorician and double-tongued agitator. God now appears as the deciding authority, who wanted to see Absalom fail.
Pericopes 2 Samuel 15
2 Samuel 16-20
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