A sure house studies on the dynastic promise to David in the books of Samuel

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Type
PhD thesis: a PhD thesis.
Collection
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Title
A sure house studies on the dynastic promise to David in the books of Samuel
Author(s)
Rückl J.
Director(s)
Römer  T., Prudky  M.
Institution details
Université de Lausanne, Faculté de théologie et de sciences des religions
Address
Faculté de théologie et de sciences des religionsUniversité de Lausanne
Publication state
Accepted
Issued date
2012
Language
english
Number of pages
366
Abstract
The dissertation studies the texts mentioning or alluding to the dynastic promise to David in the books of Samuel; in the concluding further perspectives it also overviews the occurrences of the promise in the books of Kings; in the appendix, it comments on the "Law of the King" in Deut 17,14-20, the last verse of which may contain an allusion to the Davidic
promise. The study engages with recent discussion on the history of the text of 2 Sam 7. In a detailed textual commentary, it treats with all the differences between the main textual witnesses of the chapter, and apart from the evaluation of the individual variants, it attempts to answer the question whether the differences are due exclusively to the process of transmission, or they are of literary character. Special attention is paid to the value of 1 Chr 17 for the reconstruction of the oldest text of 2 Sam 7; the author hopes that the conclusions of this part of the dissertation may prove to be of some importance for a more general study of the reception of Samuel in Chronicles. The subsequent literary analysis of 2 Sam 7 and the other passages referring to the dynastic promise to David leads to two alternative datings of Nathan's oracle and consequently two alternative redactional hypotheses trying to give account of the emergence of the examined passages. In the concluding perspectives, the function of the promise in Samuel is compared with the occurrences of the motif in Kings; this comparison leads to tentative conclusions concerning the development of the relation of the two books.
Keywords
Books of Samuel, Davidic dynasty, dynastic promise, Judean royal ideology, Deuteronomistic history
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