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- DescriptionThe mograph produces a new interpretation of the opening chapter of 1 Samuel by combining several hermeneutical models, including the theory of chaotic (dynamically unstable) systems and the most recent, essentially post-modern, form criticism, to produce a new interpretation of the opening chapters of 1 Samuel. It argues that 1 Samuel 1-8 is an integral literary unit whose stance on such pivotal issues as monarchy and cultic centralization poorly agrees with that of the balance of Deuteromy? Kings. In the diachronic perspective, this unit can be construed as a post-Deuteromistic redactional interpolation polemically directed against several planks of the Deuteromic/Deuteromistic agenda. In the synchronic perspective, the pattern of relationship between 1 Samuel 1-8 and the balance of Genesis? Kings calls for a n-linear, multi-dimensional reading of the corpus. Both interpretational trajectories lead to the conclusion that the thrust of the Former Prophets in its final form is controlled to a considerable extent by n-Deuteromistic elements.
- Author BiographyRevised and expanded Ph.D. thesis, Claremont Graduate University, Calif., 2002, under the supervision of Prof. Marvin A. Sweeney. Serge Frolov now holds the Nate and Ann Levine Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, USA.
- Author(s)Serge Frolov
- PublisherDe Gruyter
- Date of Publication26/07/2004
- SubjectChristianity: Bibles & Liturgy
- Series TitleBeihefte zur Zeitschrift fuer die Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft
- Series Part/Volume Numberv. 342
- Place of PublicationBerlin
- Country of PublicationGermany
- ImprintWalter de Gruyter & Co
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight538 g
- Width155 mm
- Height230 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Interest AgeCollege Graduate Student
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