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Bibil Identifier bibil:244350
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Why ‭רינ‬ in Kings?
Author Schreiner, David B.
Journal Journal for the Study of the Old Testament (Volume: 39, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2016
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2016
Year (Copyright) 2016
Year (Reference) 2016
Language English
Pages 15-30 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Assuming the philological work of those who suggest that the ‭רינִ‬ passages of Kings should not be rendered ‘light’ or ‘lamp’, this article discusses why ‭רינִ‬ is used in Kings in light of R. Polzin's commentary, which suggests wordplay between these passages and the ‭רנֵ‬ passages of Samuel. Stemming from a methodological discussion that considers synchronic and diachronic issues, this article partially accepts Polzin's proposal. It is reasonable to conclude that there is a paranomastic purpose behind the use of ‭רינֵ‬ in Kings and that these passages were composed with 2 Sam. 21.17 in mind, which bears witness to an archaic ideological element within the Davidic tradition. This article also concludes that 1 Sam. 3.3a can be understood as a deft redactional insertion that imported a sense of ironic critique into the original rhetorical complex.
DOI 10.1177/0309089214551511
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Former Prophets : Kings
Pericopes 2 Samuel 21,17
1 Kings 11,36
1 Kings 15,4
2 Kings 8,19
Terms נִיר ניר נר
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