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Bibil Identifier bibil:225196
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Past No Longer Present: Revision of David's Legacy in Chronicles
Author Joo, Samantha
Journal Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament (Volume: 26, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 235-258 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Unlike the Deuteronomist, who portrays David as the archetype, the Chronicler does not reflect on the legacy of his ‘personality’ but primarily on the cultic institutions. More than an ideological difference, the Chronicler did not look to the ancestral past for identity but defined each generation ac-cording to its faithfulness to the cult. This shift from the past to the present stems from feelings of alienation arising from the forced migrants returning to their homeland. Without the land to transmit the familial traditions, the exiles became physically and emotionally distant from the past and attached them-selves to memories of the “imaginary homeland.” Upon their return, the dis-crepancy between their created memories and the reality intensified the feel-ings of displacement which distanced them more to the ancestral past.
DOI 10.1080/09018328.2012.730205
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Historical Traditions : Chronicler
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Historical Traditions : Deuteronomist
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : David
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Return
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Land
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Worship
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