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David, Saul, and God : rediscovering an ancient story

Author: Paul Borgman
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
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The biblical story of King David and his conflict with King Saul (1 and 2 Samuel) is one of the most colourful and perennially popular in the Hebrew Bible. Paul Borgman focuses on one of the key features of ancient Hebrew narrative poetics - repeated patterns - taking special note of even the small variations each time a pattern recurs.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Borgman, Paul, 1940-
David, Saul, and God.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
(DLC) 2007030219
(OCoLC)157023211
Named Person: David, King of Israel.; Saul, King of Israel.; David, King of Israel; Saul, King of Israel; David, King of Israel.; Saul, King of Israel.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Borgman
ISBN: 9780199715947 0199715947 9781435642645 1435642643 0195331605 9780195331608
OCLC Number: 227339531
Description: 1 online resource (x, 335 pages)
Contents: Introduction: Solving the story's mystery of David--and God, and Saul --
Saul : three anointings, two wrongdoings, one good son between : patterns 1 and 2 --
Who is David? multiple introductions : pattern 3 --
Saul and David--fear; sword and spear : patterns 4 and 5 --
David spares an enemy, three times in a row : pattern 6 --
The ark, communal well-being, and women : pattern 7 --
Failed fathers : personal indulgence, public woe : pattern 8 --
News of death--public and private Davids : pattern 9 --
Chiastic conclusion : warriors, leadership, and poetic reflection : pattern 10 (A) --
Chiastic conclusion : final contrast, soul and David sinning : patterns 10 (B) and 11 --
Conclusion : David and God, Odysseus and Athene : character and moral universe.
Responsibility: Paul Borgman.
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The biblical story of King David and his conflict with King Saul (1 and 2 Samuel) is one of the most colourful and perennially popular in the Hebrew Bible. Paul Borgman focuses on one of the key features of ancient Hebrew narrative poetics - repeated patterns - taking special note of even the small variations each time a pattern recurs.

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Offers a new way of understanding ambiguous or seemingly contradictory texts which is a welcome contribution to this field of study. J. E. Tollington, Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 33.5 Read more...

 
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