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The Presentation of the Northern Kingdom of Israel in 1 Kings 12–2 Kings 17

Marvin A. Sweeney

in King Josiah of Judah: The Lost Messiah of Israel

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195133240
eISBN:
9780199834693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195133242.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Scholars have long recognized the historiographical contention of the Deuteronomistic History that the northern kingdom of Israel was destroyed because it followed in the sins of its first king, ... More


The Critique of Solomon in 1 Kings 1–11 and 2 Samuel 9/11–24

Marvin A. Sweeney

in King Josiah of Judah: The Lost Messiah of Israel

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195133240
eISBN:
9780199834693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195133242.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Biblical scholarship has struggled with the two‐fold portrayal of Solomon in 1 Kings 1–11, viz., on the one hand, he is lauded for his wisdom and role as builder of the Jerusalem Temple, but on the ... More


Taste and Discernment: the Literary Motif of Judgement at the Table

Nathan MacDonald

in Not Bread Alone: The Uses of Food in the Old Testament

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546527
eISBN:
9780191720215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546527.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The Old Testament frequently portrays the table as the context for divine and human judgement. The association of the table with the feasting of the king and his officials may lie behind this idea. ... More


Feasting Fit for a King: Food and the Rise of the Monarchy

Nathan MacDonald

in Not Bread Alone: The Uses of Food in the Old Testament

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546527
eISBN:
9780191720215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546527.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Although food is often viewed as a conservative element in society it can also have a role in social change as recent work on feasting has sought to demonstrate. This work is potentially useful for ... More


Solomon and his Women: A Handelian Triptych

Deborah W. Rooke

in Handel's Israelite Oratorio Libretti: Sacred Drama and Biblical Exegesis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199279289
eISBN:
9780191738050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279289.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Solomon is a royal pageant affirming the Hanoverian monarchy. Its three Parts each revolve around Solomon and a female character, a structure that is based on the story of Solomon ... More


David's Wives: Michal, Abigail, Bathsheba

Melissa A. Jackson

in Comedy and Feminist Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible: A Subversive Collaboration

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199656776
eISBN:
9780191742170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656776.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

Of David's wives, Michal, Abigail, and Bathsheba feature more prominently than a passing mention, and each of their stories, appearing throughout 1 and 2 Samuel and the beginning of 1 Kings, exhibits ... More


Jezebel

Melissa A. Jackson

in Comedy and Feminist Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible: A Subversive Collaboration

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199656776
eISBN:
9780191742170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656776.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

Jezebel, wife of Ahab, is a primary actor in the plot to seize Naboth's vineyard (1 Kgs 21) and in her confrontation with Jehu (2 Kgs 9). Evidence of the comic exists in these narratives through ... More


1 Kings 21: A Royal Family and Its Influence in Prophetic Perspective

J. Andrew Dearman

in Reading Hebrew Bible Narratives

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190246488
eISBN:
9780190246525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190246488.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter explores the account of King Ahab, Queen Jezebel, and their confiscation of Naboth’s vineyard in 1 Kings 21. Key terms in the account and character development comport with larger themes ... More


The Intertextual Network of Proverbs and the Subjective Nature of Genre

Will Kynes

in An Obituary for "Wisdom Literature": The Birth, Death, and Intertextual Reintegration of a Biblical Corpus

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198777373
eISBN:
9780191823091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198777373.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Despite the undeniable importance of the concept of wisdom to Proverbs, reading the book as Wisdom Literature creates similar problems as it does for Job and Ecclesiastes. The book’s interpretation ... More


Elisha's Profile in the Book of Kings: The Double Agent

Keith Bodner

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199681174
eISBN:
9780191761201
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681174.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

From his investiture in 1 Kings 19 to his final cameo in 2 Kings 13, Elisha the prophet has one of the most extensively narrated careers in Israel’s royal history. During a particularly dark and ... More


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