by Ingrid Hjelm
Part of the Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement S. Series
Ingrid Hjelm examines the composition of the Books of Kings, using the Hezekiah narratives in 2 Kings 18GCo20 as a focus. She argues that this narrative is taken from that of the book of Isaiah, with which it shares linguistic and thematic elements. In Kings, it is used with the specific purpose of breaking the compositional pattern of curse, which threatens to place Jerusalem on a par with Samaria. Jerusalem traditions are examined against theories of a late Yahwist author and the PentateuchGCOs origin within a Jerusalem cult. While the Pentateuch in its final form became a common work, acceptable to all groups because of its implied ambiguity, the Deuteronomistic HistoryGCOs favoring of David and Jerusalem holds a rejection of competitive groups as its implied argument.
|Publication date:||19th August 2004|
|Publisher:||T.& T.Clark Ltd an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Categories:||Biblical studies & exegesis, Judaism,|
Dr Ingrid Hjelm is Research Associate at the the Carsten Niebuhr Institute of Near Eastern Studies and the Department of Biblical Studies, University of Copenhagen.More About Ingrid Hjelm