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Bibil Identifier bibil:219817
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Saul and Cultural Memory
Author Kofoed, Jens Bruun
Journal Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament (Volume: 25, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 124-150 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In recent years a number of biblical scholars have shown that the Hebrew Bible contains both the collective memory and amnesia of ancient Israel. The differences between the portrayals of Saul in the books of Samuel and 1 Chronicles have long been explained in terms of redaction history, inner-biblical exegesis and other intertextual reading strategies. Using the insights from the fields of sociology and psychology cultural memory theory suggests that it was the dynamics of structural amnesia that made it necessary to suppress the memories of Saul that were not useful to the reconstruction of the past, and that the new “master narrative” in the Book of Chronicles may be seen as a post-trauma solution to the Israelites’ painful retrieval of memories of guilt and trauma.
DOI 10.1080/09018328.2011.568213
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Saul
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Trauma
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Writings : Chronicles : 1 Chronicles
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Former Prophets : Samuel
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Methods : Diachronic Methods : Socio-historical Criticism
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