By Jeremy M. Hutton
This research analyzes numerous passages within the Former Prophets (2 Sam 19:12-44; 2 Kgs 2:1-18; Judg 8:4-28) from a literary viewpoint, and argues that the textual content offers Transjordan as liminal in Israel’s background, a spot from which Israel’s leaders go back with inaugurated or renewed authority. It then lines the redactional improvement of Samuel-Kings that ended in this literary symbolism, and proposes a speculation of continuous updating and blend of texts, starting early in Israel’s monarchy and carrying on with till the ultimate formation of the Deuteronomistic heritage. numerous resource records should be remoted, together with 3 narratives of Saul’s upward push, detailed histories of David’s upward thrust, and a courtroom historical past that was once accordingly revised with pro-Solomonic additions. those texts were mixed already in a Prophetic checklist throughout the ninth c. B.C.E. (with A. F. Campbell), which used to be obtained as an built-in unit through the Deuteronomistic Historian. The symbolic geography of the Jordan River and Transjordan, which even extends into the recent testomony, was once for this reason no longer the made from a planned theological formula, yet particularly the unintentional derivative of the contingency of textual redaction that had as its major target the ancient presentation of Israel’s existence within the land.
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The Transjordanian Palimpsest: The Overwritten Texts of Personal Exile and Transformation in the Deuteronomistic History (Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft) by Jeremy M. Hutton