By Peter D. Miscall
In a decisive departure from conventional biblical scholarship, Miscall deals a interpreting of one Samuel that's strongly inspired by way of New feedback, Structuralism, and Deconstruction.
Read or Download 1 Samuel : a literary reading PDF
Similar old testament books
This ebook examines the eschatology of Jesus through comparing his appropriation of sacred traditions relating to Israel's recovery and addresses the best way Jesus' destiny expectancies impinged upon his realizing of Jewish society. It breaks new floor by way of contemplating Jesus' expectancies relating to key constitutional positive factors of the eschaton--the form of the folk of God, purity, Land and Temple.
Through studying specific biblical references to Cush and Cushites, a kingdom and folks newest students might deem racially "black," this publication explores the style through which the authors of the Hebrew Bible represented the Cushite, and determines no matter if transformations in human phenotypes facilitated legitimating ideologies that justified the subjugation of this overseas different.
- The Overture of the Book of Consolations: Isaiah 40:1-11
- Pain, perplexity and promotion : a prophetic interpretation of the book of Job
- Corporate Responsibility in the Hebrew Bible (The Library of Hebrew Bible - Old Testament Studies)
- Fragments From Hellenistic Jewish Authors: Volume II: Poets
- The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
- Formation and Intertextuality in Isaiah 24-27
Additional resources for 1 Samuel : a literary reading
Retributive justice takes priority and cancels a divine election and promise; justice prevails over grace. For future reference, I note the Hebrew roots kabed, to honor and be heavy, and qalal, to be light and treat lightly. The speech, including the promise in v. The effect of the judgment on Ichabod, Ahijah, and their families is not stated, but we can assume that their insignificance for the continuing story is a sign that the judgment has befallen them; the judgment perhaps has expanded to the complete disappearance of the family.
I note a few in this section and indicate others at relevant points in the reading of 1 Samuel. She also knows of a king who is considered the Lord's anointed. The verse, nevertheless, does introduce the ubiquitous theme of war and the military. "He ate and his spirit revived for he had not eaten food or drunk water for three days and three nights" (1 Sam. 2:36). 22:3). Will this statement of retributive justice hold, or will the perverse justice, the mercy, of Judges prevail? The Song as a whole is a lure; it offers much but produces little.
Most problematic and a central concern of the reading is whether David does or does not act according to what is in the Lord's heart and mind. 12:6–15; 1 Kings 2:27 will be noted in the discussion. To summarize, the judgment speech again reminds us of the lack of an overview for 1 Samuel, yet by now we can detect a type of overview in chapters 1 and 2. A corollary of the interest in the word of the Lord is the theme of inquiry, asking, and seeking. The two approaches, "words" and "meanings," undermine each other and prevent each other from producing the true reading or interpretation of the text.