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Books of the Nebi’im/Nevi’im (Prophets) David (r. c. 1000-961 BC) PhilistinesJudges Saul (r. 1020-1000 BC), succeeded by David (in Judah) and Ishbaal, then David (in Israel). Book(s) of Samuel explaining transformation of nomadic tribal society into settled monarchy

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Books of the Nebi’im/Nevi’im (Prophets)

David (r. c. 1000-961 BC)

PhilistinesJudges

Saul (r. 1020-1000 BC), succeeded by David

(in Judah) and Ishbaal, then David

(in Israel)


Book(s) of Samuel explaining transformation

of nomadic tribal society into settled

monarchy

Choice of David (1 Sam. 16: 1-13)

Shepherd/king motif

Youngest, but most suitable, son


Consolidation of regime and building of

institutions (2 Sam. 5: 6-8: 18)

Tribal concerns: Ark, children, wars

with Philistines (2 Sam. 5: 6-6: 20)

Urban concerns: dynastic succession,

state wars, official bureaucracy

(2 Sam. 7: 1-8: 18)


Conquest of Jerusalem from the Jebusites

(2 Sam. 5-6)

On non-building of temple, see 2 Sam. 7: 4-7


God’s promise to David (2 Sam. 7: 1-17):

Root of Messianic hopes, unconditional(?)

2 Sam. 9-20: “Succession narrative.”

Elimination of Amnon (2 Sam. 13) and

Absalom (2 Sam. 14-19). Climactic

moments: death of Uriah (2 Sam. 11) and

death of Absalom (2 Sam. 18: 33-19: 8)


Parallels and Contrasts

Both deaths result of state activities

Both deaths involving Joab acting for David

However, David grieves for Absalom (who

opposed him) and not for Uriah (who

served him)

David as expression of ambiguity of human

experience in world ordered by God of

Israel?


God taking David to task:

manifestation of

2 Sam. 7: 14-16

“Take” here, better translated

as “make depart.” Same

verb used about sword in

2 Sam. 12: 10. Role of

God’s sustaining love vs.

jeopardising sword


2 Sam. 21-24: Collection of tribal memories:

2 Sam. 21: Expiation of blood guilt for

Saul’s slaying of Gibeonites: state

subordination of tribal feud system

2 Sam. 22-23: Poems on power of God.

2 Sam. 23: 1-7 as re-affirmation of

2 Sam. 7


Story of the reign of Solomon:

Purpose?

Presentation of Solomon?

Depiction of the Temple?


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