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God and David

Peter Schäfer

in The Jewish Jesus: How Judaism and Christianity Shaped Each Other

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153902
eISBN:
9781400842285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153902.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter deals with an exegesis of Daniel 7:9, found only in the Babylonian Talmud, which boldly assigns the Messiah–King David a throne in heaven, next to that of God. This presents a clear ... More


Pleading with Power: Wyatt's Penitential Psalms

Greg Walker

in Writing Under Tyranny: English Literature and the Henrician Reformation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199283330
eISBN:
9780191712630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283330.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines Wyatt’s fraught, anxious Paraphrase of the Penitential Psalms, setting the text in the context of his own release from prison and the complex religious debates of the later ... 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


Justice As A Calling

Jonathan Burnside

in God, Justice, and Society: Aspects of Law and Legality in the Bible

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199759217
eISBN:
9780199827084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759217.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter sets out the ideology and practice of biblical justice and adjudication. Case studies drawn from the biblical texts explore some of the practical problems that might be thought to arise ... More


Theft And Burglary

Jonathan Burnside

in God, Justice, and Society: Aspects of Law and Legality in the Bible

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199759217
eISBN:
9780199827084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759217.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter argues that the biblical laws of theft and burglary are excellent illustrations of the need to read biblical law narratively and not semantically. The biblical laws of theft take an ... More


Pro deo et patria mori: Sanctified Patriotism in Europe, 1400–1600

Norman Housley

in War and Competition between States

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202141
eISBN:
9780191675188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202141.003.0009
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the emergence of the so-called sanctified patriotism in Europe during the period from 1400 to 1600. It describes the possible premises that led to the development of sanctified ... More


‘The Branch He’ (cf. Isaiah 11.1): Ben Roden and the Theology of Branch Davidianism

Kenneth G. C. Newport

in The Branch Davidians of Waco: The History and Beliefs of an Apocalyptic Sect

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199245741
eISBN:
9780191697494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245741.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Ben Roden possessed his own interpretation and belief about the various plans that God had for the world. As a leader, he had the task of assembling the 144,000 followers and preparing them for the ... More


Poking King David in His Imperial Eye/“I”: Woolson Takes On the White Man’s Burden in the Postbellum United States

Carolyn Hall

in Witness to Reconstruction: Constance Fenimore Woolson and the Postbellum South, 1873-1894

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617030253
eISBN:
9781617030260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617030253.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines Woolson’s “King David,” where David King contemplates what he will do in the South as a teacher in a new freedom school. His words reveal this white man’s enduring prejudice as ... More


Remembering/Forgetting David and Davidic Kingship

Ian D. Wilson

in Kingship and Memory in Ancient Judah

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190499907
eISBN:
9780190499921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190499907.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter focuses on David and Davidic kingship, especially with regard to the multiple discursive potentials which were highlighted in Chapter 3. David’s story (in its various and dialogic ... More


“Teacheth My Hands to War, and My Fingers to Fight”: David’s Revolutionary Heroism

James P. Byrd

in Sacred Scripture, Sacred War: The Bible and the American Revolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199843497
eISBN:
9780199345380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199843497.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

David was the most vivid revolutionary character in all of scripture. Chapter 4 assesses the overwhelming popularity of David in colonial warfare, beginning in the French and Indian War and ... More


h for Hair

Ulrich Baer

in The Rilke Alphabet

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256280
eISBN:
9780823261338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256280.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Rilke uses the story of Jonathan and David from the Old Testament to explain the nature of affection, friendship and love


The Height of Saul and the Beauty of David

Brian R. Doak

in Heroic Bodies in Ancient Israel

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190650872
eISBN:
9780190650902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190650872.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Chapter 5 analyzes the bodies of Israel’s first two kings, Saul and David. In the broader landscape of Samuel-Kings, precious few bodies take center stage, truly positioning Saul head and shoulders ... More


Who Is the Enemy?

Reuven Firestone

in Holy War in Judaism: The Fall and Rise of a Controversial Idea

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199860302
eISBN:
9780199950621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860302.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The mortal enemies of Israel become schematized in Rabbinic Judaism into two paradigmatic entities: the seven Canaanite nations and the Amalekites, both of which disappeared from history. The ... More


The Sweetest Voice: The Poetics of Attribution

Eva Mroczek

in The Literary Imagination in Jewish Antiquity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190279837
eISBN:
9780190279851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190279837.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter uses David and the Psalms to rethink the phenomenon of pseudonymous attribution. A common understanding of pseudepigraphy in antiquity is that a discomfort with anonymous texts spurred a ... More


Amazing Grace (How Sweet the Sound)

John Newton

in Early Evangelicalism: A Reader

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199916955
eISBN:
9780190258368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199916955.003.0046
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter presents Amazing Grace (How Sweet the Sound), a hymn composed by John Newton. Known for his preaching, Newton also devoted considerable time to writing hymns. His sermons often ... More


Ua Noho Au A Kupa I Ke Alo

R. Keawe Lopes

in Kanaka 'Oiwi Methodologies: Moolelo and Metaphor

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824855857
eISBN:
9780824868376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824855857.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

In this chapter, the author explains how the song “Ua Noho Au A Kupa I Ke Alo” ended up providing the infrastructure for his approach to conducting research with Indigenous peoples. “Ua Noho Au A ... More


Plot and Theme in the Book of Ruth

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/9780190246488.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter explores plot and theme in the book of Ruth as an example of narrative analysis. The book is identified as a short story with a dilemma facing the family of Elimelech from the town of ... More


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