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Bibil Identifier bibil:214328
Publication Type Article of book
Title (German, Long) Michal im Fenster der Redaktion (2Sam 6,
Author Fischer, Alexander A.
Congress volume Seitenblicke
Year (Reference) 2011
Language German
Pages 194-208 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Fhe texts about Michal in 1-2 Samuel belong to different diachronic levels. This contribution examines the two texts in 1Sam 19:11-17 and 2Sam 6:14, 16, 20-23, which are bound together by the window motif, and relates them to one another. David's rescue, described in 1Sam 19:11-17, draws an impressive portrait of Michal as a woman who acts decisively and knows how to take of herself. The text then is interested less in historical facts than in its narrative effect. To this end, it operates like a midrash making connections with motifs in the Patriarchal stories and the Joshua narrative. The window motif in 1Sam 19:12 illustrates Michal's love for David and presents her as his wife completely on his side. In contrast, the postexilic addition in 2Sam 6:14, 16, 20-23 to isolate Michal as Saul's daughter in David's house. Thus, the image of the window is linked not with Michal's love but with her disdain for David. The subsequent choice of words in 2Sam 6:20-22, as well as the notice of Michal's childlessness, stress that she as well as the Saulides, in the view of this redaction, had no future in Israel and no share in David's kingdom. This negative assessment of Michal and the Saulides is prepared for by the text in 2Sam 3:13-16, which provides a redactional bridge.
Pericopes 2 Samuel 6,14-6,23
1 Samuel 19,11-19,17
2 Samuel 3,13-3,16
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