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Bibil Identifier bibil:254311
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Ahab and Saul (1 Kgs 22.1-38)
Author Kim, Daewook
Journal Journal for the Study of the Old Testament (Volume: 43, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2019
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2019
Year (Copyright) 2019
Year (Reference) 2019
Language English
Pages 525-538 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract There are similarities between the stories of Ahab in the Book of Kings and those of Saul in the Book of Samuel which appear when examining the repetition of phrases, similar motifs, and parallel plots. The linguistic links between 1 Kings 20, 21, and 22.1-38 indicate that the stories of Ahab are juxtaposed. These similarities and juxtaposition have an effect on the interpretation of 1 Kgs 22.1-38; it is suggested that Ahab’s death in 1 Kgs 22.1-38 represents YHWH’s judgment on Ahab’s two sins illustrated in 1 Kings 20 and 21, which constitutes a considerable parallel to Saul’s two sins. Furthermore, the parallelism between Ahab’s inquiry in 1 Kgs 22.1-38 and Saul’s necromancy in 1 Sam. 28.3-25 reveals that Ahab’s inquiry is condemned as syncretistic Yahwism, whereas the importance of YHWH’s words is highlighted.
DOI 10.1177/0309089217743161
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel : Periods : Divided Monarchy (933-587) : From the Separation to about the 8th cent. : Israel (From the Separation to Jehoahaz 803) : Omri and Ahab
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Saul
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : False Prophets
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Spirit
Pericopes 1 Kings 22,1-22,38
1 Samuel 28,3-28,25
1 Kings 20-21
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