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Bibil Identifier bibil:215877
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) David in the Prophecy of Amos
Author Goswell, Greg
Journal Vetus Testamentum (Volume: 61, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 243-257 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article challenges the common view that the prophecy of Amos contains the hope of a revival of the Davidic empire. In Amos, Zion/Jerusalem is not David's capital, but YHWH's, and from it he rules the whole world. The criterion of selection of the condemned nations in Amos 1-2 is not their membership of the former Davidic empire. They instead represent God's rulership over all nations. The allusion to David in Amos 6:5 is as a liturgical figure and has no messianic colouring. The rebuilt “booth of David“ (9:11) refers to Jerusalem as the site of the temple, and the final prophecy of hope democratizes Davidic promises.
DOI 10.1163/156853311X569133
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Latter Prophets : Twelve Minor Prophets : Amos
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : David
Pericopes Amos 6,5
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