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

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Subject: David, King of Israel.
Bible. Samuel > Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. Kings, 1st > Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. Kings, 1st.
Bible. Samuel.
Jews > Politics and government > To 70 A.D.
Jews > History > 1200-953 B.C.
Jews > Kings and rulers.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9781506410197
  • ISBN: 1506410197
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: Minneapolis : Fortress Press, 2016.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Summary: Mahri Leonard-Fleckman compares the "house of . . ." terminology in the ninth-century Tel Dan inscription with early first-millennium Assyrian usage and examines the "house of David" in 2 Samuel and 1 Kings. She argues that the "house of David" was a small body politic around David, but distinct from any Judean dynastic context. The equation with Judah with a later southern kingdom resulted from the redactional creation of a Davidic coterie.
Source of Description Note: Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed September 9, 2016).

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