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Society and the promise to David : the reception history of 2 Samuel 7:1-17 / William M. Schniedewind.

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Subject: Bible. Samuel, 2nd, VII, 1-17 > Criticism, interpretation, etc. > History.
Bible. A.T. Samuel, 2e, VII, 1-17 > Critique, interpr├ętation, etc.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780195352061
  • ISBN: 0195352068
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (x, 229 pages) : illustrations, map
  • Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 206-222) and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note: Abbreviations; 1 Reading the Promise to David; 2 Forging a Common Ideology: Origins of the Promise; 3 Kingdoms in CRISIS: Vindicating the Promise; 4 Josianic Reforms: A New Place for the Promise; 5 "By the Waters of Babylon": The Promise Fails; 6 In Persia's Shadow: Restoring the Promise; 7 Second Temple Judaisms Read the Promise; 8 The Legacy of the Promise to David; Notes; Bibliography; General Index; Index of Passages.
Summary: In the second book of Samuel, the prophet Nathan tells King David that God will give to him and his descendants a great and everlasting kingdom. In this study Schniedewind looks at how this dynastic Promise has been understood and transmitted from the time of its first appearance at the inception of the Hebrew monarchy until the dawn of Christianity. He shows in detail how, over the centuries, the Promise grew in importance and prestige. One measure of this growing importance was the Promise's ability to coax new readers into fresh interpretations.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.

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