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Josua und Salomo : eine Studie zu Autorität und Legitimität des Nachfolgers im Alten Testament /
von Christa Schäfer-Lichtenberger.
imprint
Leiden ; New York : E.J. Brill, 1995.
description
xii, 424 p.
ISBN
9004100644 (cloth : alk. paper)
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imprint
Leiden ; New York : E.J. Brill, 1995.
isbn
9004100644 (cloth : alk. paper)
issn
0083-5889
general note
Revision of the author's Habilitationsschrift, Heidelberg, 1992.
catalogue key
628071
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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' Much of the so-called Deuteronomistic History comes under [the author's] scrutiny in this thoroughly argued and often very illuminating study.'A.G. Auld, Society for Old Testament Study, 1995.' This is a plausible scenario and SchL has made an important contribution to understanding this difficult part of the Old Testament Scriptures.'Gordon Mcconville, Irish Biblical Studies, 1996.' Ingesamt bietet die Untersuchung eine übersichtliche Grundlegung.'A.-C. Wegner, Zeitschriften- und Bücherschau.
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Description for Reader
All those of graduate level and above interested in Old Testament Theology, the theory of the deuteronomistic school, the history of Judah, the historiography of ancient history, as well as theologians, orientalists, classical historians, and sociologists.
Long Description
Josua und Salomo puts forward the thesis that the literary figure of the successor was created by circles who strongly relied on the book of Deuteronomy. In order to construct the ideal of a successor they used the characters of Joshua and Solomon and implemented the results of their theological reflection which were unleashed by the complete destruction of the pre-exilic political, social and religious organization of the nation. The figure of Joshua combines all the treats of their theological conception of an ideal political leader, whereas the figure of Solomon demonstrates the dangers which are implied in monarchical succession. From the theological perspective of deuteronomism Solomon and Joshua are opposite characters. The deuteronomic concepts of God and authority play a central role for the reflection on both characters.
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"Josua und Salomo puts forward the thesis that the literary figure of the successor was created by circles who strongly relied on the book of Deuteronomy. In order to construct the ideal of a successor they used the characters of Joshua and Solomon and implemented the results of their theological reflection which were unleashed by the complete destruction of the pre-exilic political, social and religious organization of the nation. The figure of Joshua combines all the treats of their theological conception of an ideal political leader, whereas the figure of Solomon demonstrates the dangers which are implied in monarchical succession. From the theological perspective of deuteronomism "Solomon" and "Joshua" are opposite characters. The deuteronomic concepts of God and authority play a central role for the reflection on both characters.

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