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Bibil Identifier bibil:217345
Publication Type Journal article
Title (French, Long) L'exécution de sept descendants de Saül par les Gabaonites (2 S 21,1-14): place et fonction du récit dans les livres de Samuel
Author Hutzli, J.
Journal Transeuphratène (Volume: 40)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language French
Pages 83-96 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This paper examines the language and motifs used in the story 2 S 21,1-14. In contrast to the widespread view in scholarship that the account stems from an early tradition and preserves reminiscences of real events from the time of Saul and David, this investigation provides indices favoring a later date. It is striking that neither the three-year famine (cf. v. 1) nor Saul's killing of the Gibeonites (cf. vv. 1-2.5) are mentioned anywhere else in Samuel (or the whole Hebrew Bible). Furthermore Gibeon is never designated as either an Amorite or Canaanite town in 1-2 Samuel. With regards to these and other observations one may ask whether the authors and first redactors of the Books of Samuel really knew the story of the execution of the seven members of Saul's family. The present article addresses the probable intention and the ideological interests behind the story of 2 S 21,1-14 and argues for an origin of the story in the Persian Period.
Pericopes 2 Samuel 21,1-21,14
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