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The House of David [electronic resource] : between political formation and literary revision / Mahri Leonard-Fleckman.

Leonard-Fleckman, Mahri. (Author). Project Muse, (distributor.). Project Muse. (Added Author).
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Subject: David, King of Israel.
Bible. Kings, 1st > Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. Samuel > Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Jews > Kings and rulers.
Jews > History > 1200-953 B.C.
Jews > Politics and government > To 70 A.D.

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  • ISBN: 9781506410197
  • ISBN: 1506410197
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 PDF (xvii, 334 pages))
  • Publisher: Baltimore, Maryland : Project Muse, 2016

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General Note: Issued as part of UPCC book collections on Project MUSE.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-295) and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note: part I. The Syrian House of X -- 1. Ancient Syria and the "House of X" pattern -- 2. Adini, Halupe, and Zamani -- 3. Agusi and Bahiani -- part II. The Biblical House of David -- 4. Rebellions against David -- 5. David, King of Israel (2 Samuel 2:1-5:3) -- 6. The assembly at Shechem (1 Kings 12:1-20) -- 7. Conclusion: the House of David in history.
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Summary: Current scholarly debate over the historical character of David's rule generally considers the biblical portrait to represent David as king of Judah first, and subsequently over "all Israel." The ninth-century Tel Dan inscription, which refers to the "House of David" (byt dwd), is often taken as evidence for the dynasty of Judah. Mahri Leonard-Fleckman argues, however, that references to Judah in the story of David as king do not suffice to constitute a coherent stratum of material about Judah as a political entity. Comparing the "house of . . ." terminology in the ninth-century Tel Dan inscription with early first-millennium Assyrian usage, then giving close examination to the "house of David" materials in 2 Samuel and 1 Kings, she understands the "house of David" as a small body politic connected to David, but distinct from any Judean dynastic context. One implication is that the identification of Judah as a later southern kingdom may have less to do with an Israelite secession from Jerusalem than with an Israelite rejection of David's lineage and the subsequent redactional creation of Judah-centric language on the part of a Davidic coterie. Leonard-Fleckman's arguments suggest a rethinking of the rise of monarchy in Israel.
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