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Bibil Identifier bibil:214357
Publication Type Article of book
Title (German, Long) Schimi der 'Steine-Werfer' - eine unkonventionelle Nebenrolle in 2Sam 16,5-14; 2Sam 19,17-24; 1Kön 2,8f. und 1Kön 2,36-46
Author Kipfer, Sara
Congress volume Seitenblicke
Year (Reference) 2011
Language German
Pages 271-292 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Many exegetes see in the narrative about Shimei in 2Sam 16:5-14 a depiction of David's behavior as highly virtuous. However, this view is overly influenced by the historical reception of the story and cannot be sustained if 2Sam 16:5-14 is placed in the larger context of the Shimei narratives (2Sam 19:17-24 and 1 Kgs 2:8-9, 36-46). On the literary level, it is clear that the power structure of the two protagonists, Shimei and David (but also of Abishai and the other people accompanying them) is very instable, and the narrator makes the characters appear ambivalent. The remaining political tensions between the former kingdom of Israel and the still extant kingdom of Judah in the late 8th - early 7th century BCE may have provided the historical background to the Shimei stories. The author came to terms with this historical situation narratively and theologically, as in the mutual acknowledgement that they were acting according to Yahweh's mandate.
Pericopes 2 Samuel 16,5-16,14
2 Samuel 19,17-19,24
1 Kings 2,8-2,9
1 Kings 2,36-2,46
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