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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


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


Deutero‐Isaiah and Isaiah 28–39

H. G. M. Williamson

in The Book Called Isaiah: Deutero-Isaiah's Role in Composition and Redaction

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198263609
eISBN:
9780191600821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263600.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Considers the content and historical background of Isaiah Chs. 28–39, which describe political events from the time of Isaiah of Jerusalem and include the so‐called ‘woe!’ oracles. Assesses evidence ... More


Josiah's Reform and the Dynamics of Defilement: Israelite Rites of Violence and the Making of a Biblical Text

Lauren A. S. Monroe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199774166
eISBN:
9780199897377
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199774166.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The biblical account of the religious reforms of king Josiah is one of the most widely discussed texts in the Hebrew Bible. Scholars have long understood Josiah's destruction of Israelite cult ... More


The Regnal Evaluation of Hezekiah in 2 Kings 18–20

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:
10.1093/0195133242.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Scholarly discussion of the regnal account of King Hezekiah in 2 Kings 18–20 points to Josianic interests in the presentation of Hezekiah as a righteous monarch. A number of scholars also argue for a ... More


2 Kings 23:31–25:30 and the Exilic Edition of the DtrH

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:
10.1093/0195133242.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

2 Kings 23:31–25:30 relates the history of Judah from the death of King Josiah in 609 b.c.e. through the destruction of Jerusalem and the Babylonian exile in 587 b.c.e. until the release of King ... 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


The Regnal Evaluation of Manasseh in 2 Kings 21:1–18

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:
10.1093/0195133242.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The present form of 2 Kings 21 in the Deuteronomistic History clearly blames King Manasseh of Judah for the Babylonian exile, insofar as it states that YHWH decided to destroy Jerusalem and the ... More


The Regnal Evaluation of Josiah in 2 Kings 22:1–23:30

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:
10.1093/0195133242.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The present form of Josiah's regnal account in 2 Kings 22–23 clearly presupposes the death of Josiah insofar as it presents an oracle by the prophetess Huldah that states that Josiah will die before ... More


Literary, Historiographic, and Historical Implications

Lauren A. S. Monroe

in Josiah's Reform and the Dynamics of Defilement: Israelite Rites of Violence and the Making of a Biblical Text

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199774166
eISBN:
9780199897377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199774166.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter addresses the implications of this study for certain central issues in biblical studies. These are: the nature of Holiness writing and the duration of the Holiness school's activity; the ... More


Toward Detecting the Process of Composition

Thomas L. Brodie

in Genesis as Dialogue: A Literary, Historical, and Theological Commentary

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138368
eISBN:
9780199834037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138368.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

There are four main theories concerning the origin of Genesis‐2 Kings. Building on these, this chapter proposes that – apart from initial outlining and some possible final editing – Genesis‐2 Kings ... More


Date, Place, and People: A Summary of Key Arguments

Thomas L. Brodie

in Genesis as Dialogue: A Literary, Historical, and Theological Commentary

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138368
eISBN:
9780199834037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138368.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Despite its distinct and archaic language, the Primary History (Genesis‐2 Kings) is best given a date in the Persian period, because: (1) Its literary genre as a whole belongs to the Persian period. ... 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


When Children Die: The Interplay between Value and Violence

Shawn W. Flynn

in Children in Ancient Israel: The Hebrew Bible and Mesopotamia in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198784210
eISBN:
9780191826849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198784210.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

This chapter examines texts in which children experience violence. By examining childhood violence in war contexts, we see how brutal treatment is used in promotional texts for its rhetorical effect. ... 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


Historiography in Ancient Israel

John Van Seters

in The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 1: Beginnings to AD 600

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199218158
eISBN:
9780191804243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199218158.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The nature and scope of the history in Genesis to 2 Kings has been obscured by the traditional division between the Pentateuch (Genesis to Deuteronomy) and the historical books (Joshua to 2 Kings). ... 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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