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Author Deijl, Aarnoud van der

Title Protest or propaganda : war in the Old Testament book of Kings and in contemporaneous ancient Near Eastern texts / by Aarnoud van der Deijl
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2008


Description 1 online resource (xi, 706 pages)
Series Studia Semitica Neerlandica, 0081-6914 ; v. 51
Studia Semitica Neerlandica ; 51.
Contents Preface; List of abbreviations; Chapter One Introduction, terminology, state of the research, research questions; Chapter Two War in the book of Kings; Chapter Three War in a number of extrabiblical texts; Chapter Four Summary and conclusions; Bibliography; Index
Summary In this study, the war stories from the Old Testament book of "Kings" are compared to ten extrabiblical texts. Narratological analysis is applied to deconstruct the ideology of the respective literary compositions. The Old Testament ideology of war seems to be neither typically Israelite, as Gerhardt von Rad put it, nor commonly Ancient Near Eastern, as Manfred Weippert thought it to be. This poses the question whether the reading experience of biblical war stories is so very different from, for instance, Assyrian royal inscriptions, both in terms of its literary value and its ideolo
Analysis Bible / O.T / Kings / Criticism, interpretation, etc
Bible / O.T / Kings / Extra-canonical parallels
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 689-700) and indexes
Notes Print version record
SUBJECT Bible. Kings -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
Bible. Kings -- Extra-canonical parallels
Bible. Kings fast
Bibel Könige 1. 2 gnd
Fremder Feind gnd
Subject War -- Biblical teaching
Military history in the Bible.
Middle Eastern literature -- Relation to the Old Testament.
War in literature.
Military art and science -- Middle East -- History
RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Old Testament.
Extra-canonical parallels
Middle Eastern literature -- Relation to the Old Testament
Military art and science
Military history in the Bible
War -- Biblical teaching
War in literature
Heiliger Krieg
Krig i Bibeln.
Historiska händelser i Bibelns samtid.
Middle East -- History -- To 622.
Middle East
Alter Orient
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789047443414