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Bibil Identifier bibil:228566
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) A note on the horses and chariots of fire at Dothan
Author Gilmour, Rachelle
Journal Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft (Volume: 125, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Language English
Pages 308-313 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This contribution argues that the horses and chariots of fire in II Reg 6,15b–17 play an important function in the plot of II Reg 6,8–23. These verses contribute to irony in the story, to the theme of »seeing«, and it is likely that they are the means by which God smites the Arameans with the sanwerîm (v. 18). Their irrelevancy to the plot cannot be sustained as a sufficient argument for considering these verses to be a later addition to the pericope.
DOI 10.1515/zaw-2013-0020
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Devices and Figures : Irony
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Methods : Synchronic Methods : Narratology
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Vision
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Elisha
Pericopes 2 Kings 6,15-6,17
2 Kings 6,8-6,23
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