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Bibil Identifier bibil:221062
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) 1 Samuel 19: David and the Teraphim
Title (English, ) יהוה עם דוד and the Emplotted Narrative
Author Bauck, Peter
Journal Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament (Volume: 22, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Language English
Pages 212-236 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article interprets the use of teraphim in 1 Sam 19,13 through a historiographical lens. A close reading of 1 Sam 13-19 reveals Saul's doomed kingship (a lack of God's presence) and God's continual presence with David. Drawing on Hayden White's historiography, archaeological material, and textual sources, one can see how the teraphim functions as part of the emplotted (arranged) narrative of David and Saul, emphasizing the leitmotiv יהוה עם דוד that runs through David's rise and Saul's decline. The author of the 1 Sam 19 arranged the narrative vis-a-vis David and Saul in such a way that her or his audience would understand.
DOI 10.1080/09018320802661192
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : David
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Saul
Pericopes 1 Samuel 19
Terms תְּרָפִים תרפים
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