Protest or Propaganda

Protest or Propaganda

War in the Old Testament Book of Kings and in Contemporaneous Ancient Near Eastern Texts

eBook - 2008
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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.
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2008
ISBN: 9789047443414
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 706 pages)


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