skip to content
Hezekiah and the compositional history of the Book of Kings. Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Hezekiah and the compositional history of the Book of Kings.

Author: Benjamin David Thomas; University of Chicago.
Publisher: 2013.
Dissertation: Ph. D. University of Chicago, Division of the Humanities, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations 2013
Edition/Format:   Thesis/dissertation : Thesis/dissertation : Manuscript   Archival Material   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
This study explores one of the oldest and most central issues of the Hebrew Bible -- the compositional history of 1--2 Kings. Its approach does not proceed from the assumption prevalent since the time of de Wette, namely, that the origins of 1--2 Kings should be explained through a process of Deuteronomistic literary redaction rooted in the Josianic reform. Rather, this study reads 1--2 Kings through the lens of  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Material Type: Thesis/dissertation, Manuscript, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Archival Material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin David Thomas; University of Chicago.
ISBN: 9781303229305 1303229307
OCLC Number: 875700840
Notes: Advisor: Dennis G. Pardee.
Description: 650 pages

Abstract:

This study explores one of the oldest and most central issues of the Hebrew Bible -- the compositional history of 1--2 Kings. Its approach does not proceed from the assumption prevalent since the time of de Wette, namely, that the origins of 1--2 Kings should be explained through a process of Deuteronomistic literary redaction rooted in the Josianic reform. Rather, this study reads 1--2 Kings through the lens of other texts with similar genres existing in its historical context. More precisely, the texts under question belong to the genre of "chronography": kinglists, chronicles, and royal inscriptions, possessing similar or, in some cases, identical structures and motifs to those found in 1--2 Kings. This study includes a literary-critical analysis of every main structural feature of the regnal framework: regnal year totals, synchronisms, geographic filiations, naming the queen mother, source citations, death and burial formulae, regnal evaluations, royal predecessor-formula, and cultic reports. It also seeks to determine the extent of the original framework by mapping its opening and conclusion. The results of the study indicate that the framework's opening was in Solomon's account and its original climax was in Hezekiah's account and represented the latter as a royal YHWHist par excellence excellence, the restorer of order who limited sacrificial space to Jerusalem. The genealogical structure of this Hezekian History emerges from the Davidic royal ideology rooted in Jerusalem. There is no decisive indication that calls for the original framework structure's classification as Deuteronomistic or Josianic. The author of the framework wrote during the early-to-mid seventh century B.C.E. and reported the major historical events surrounding Hezekiah's reign, including the survival of Jerusalem in 701 B.C.E. -- in the B1 narrative -- as well as his centralizing reform. These considerations, in turn, allow for a more precise definition of the nature and scope of subsequent Josianic and Deuteronomistic redaction in 1--2 Kings.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/875700840> # Hezekiah and the compositional history of the Book of Kings.
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book, bgn:Thesis, schema:IndividualProduct, pto:Manuscript ;
   bgn:inSupportOf "" ;
   library:oclcnum "875700840" ;
   schema:contributor <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5092335472#Organization/university_of_chicago> ; # University of Chicago.
   schema:creator <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5092335472#Person/thomas_benjamin_david> ; # Benjamin David Thomas
   schema:datePublished "2013" ;
   schema:description "This study explores one of the oldest and most central issues of the Hebrew Bible -- the compositional history of 1--2 Kings. Its approach does not proceed from the assumption prevalent since the time of de Wette, namely, that the origins of 1--2 Kings should be explained through a process of Deuteronomistic literary redaction rooted in the Josianic reform. Rather, this study reads 1--2 Kings through the lens of other texts with similar genres existing in its historical context. More precisely, the texts under question belong to the genre of "chronography": kinglists, chronicles, and royal inscriptions, possessing similar or, in some cases, identical structures and motifs to those found in 1--2 Kings. This study includes a literary-critical analysis of every main structural feature of the regnal framework: regnal year totals, synchronisms, geographic filiations, naming the queen mother, source citations, death and burial formulae, regnal evaluations, royal predecessor-formula, and cultic reports. It also seeks to determine the extent of the original framework by mapping its opening and conclusion. The results of the study indicate that the framework's opening was in Solomon's account and its original climax was in Hezekiah's account and represented the latter as a royal YHWHist par excellence excellence, the restorer of order who limited sacrificial space to Jerusalem. The genealogical structure of this Hezekian History emerges from the Davidic royal ideology rooted in Jerusalem. There is no decisive indication that calls for the original framework structure's classification as Deuteronomistic or Josianic. The author of the framework wrote during the early-to-mid seventh century B.C.E. and reported the major historical events surrounding Hezekiah's reign, including the survival of Jerusalem in 701 B.C.E. -- in the B1 narrative -- as well as his centralizing reform. These considerations, in turn, allow for a more precise definition of the nature and scope of subsequent Josianic and Deuteronomistic redaction in 1--2 Kings."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/5092335472> ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "Hezekiah and the compositional history of the Book of Kings."@en ;
   schema:productID "875700840" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/875700840#PublicationEvent/2013> ;
   schema:url <http://gateway.proquest.com/openurl?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:dissertation&res_dat=xri:pqm&rft_dat=xri:pqdiss:3568435> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781303229305> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/875700840> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5092335472#Person/thomas_benjamin_david> # Benjamin David Thomas
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Thomas" ;
   schema:givenName "Benjamin David" ;
   schema:name "Benjamin David Thomas" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781303229305>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "1303229307" ;
   schema:isbn "9781303229305" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.