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A king and a fool? : the succession narrative as a satire

Author: Virginia Miller, (Research Fellow)
Publisher: Boston : Brill, 2019.
Series: Biblical interpretation series, volume 179
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Secondary (senior high) school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In A King and a Fool? The Succession Narrative as a Satire Virginia Miller applies a new version of Douglas Muecke's taxonomy of irony to the Succession Narrative. She argues that the narrative in Second Samuel and First Kings has the essential feature of satire, namely, a pervasive sense of pejoratively critical irony. By her account, King David is the object of ironic attack, and therefore, an object of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Miller, Virginia (Research Fellow).
A king and a fool?
Boston : Brill, 2019
(DLC) 2019026754
Material Type: Document, Secondary (senior high) school, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Virginia Miller, (Research Fellow)
ISBN: 9789004411722 9004411720
OCLC Number: 1107063463
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Intro; Contents; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction; Part 1 Historical Context and Methodology; Chapter 1 The Genre Debate and Satire; 1.1 The Genre Debate; 1.2 The Succession Narrative as Satire?; Chapter 2 Methodology and Irony; 2.1 Irony; 2.2 Methodology; 2.3 Verbal Irony and the Succession Narrative; Part 2 Evidence; Chapter 3 David's Sins and Punishments; 3.1 2 Samuel 9:1-13; 3.2 2 Samuel 10:1-19; 3.3 2 Samuel 11:1-27; 3.4 2 Samuel 11:27b-12:31; Chapter 4 Amnon's Sin and Absalom's Revenge; 4.1 2 Samuel 13:1-39; Chapter 5 The Deception of the Wise Woman of Tekoa 5.1 2 Samuel 14:1-33Chapter 6 Absalom's Revolt; 6.1 2 Samuel 15-18; 6.2 2 Samuel 16:1-23; 6.3 2 Samuel 17; 6.4 2 Samuel 18:1-18:33/19:1; Chapter 7 The Kingdom Is Restored to David; 7.1 2 Samuel 19:1-20:26; 7.2 2 Samuel 20:1-26; Chapter 8 Solomon Rises to the Throne; 8.1 I Kings 1:1-53; 8.2 I Kings 2:1-46; Chapter 9 The Non-essential Elements of Satire; 9.1 Introduction; 9.2 Conclusion; Part 3 Conclusions; Chapter 10 The Genre Debate: 100 Years of the Succession Narrative; 10.1 Satire; 10.2 Conclusion; Chapter 11 Findings; 11.1 Verbal Irony 11.2 Characterisations from a Consideration of the Text in Terms of Verbal IronyChapter 12 Conclusion; Bibliography; Index of Modern Authors; Index of Biblical Citation; Index of Subject
Series Title: Biblical interpretation series, volume 179
Responsibility: by Virginia Miller.

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"In A King and a Fool? The Succession Narrative as a Satire Virginia Miller applies a new version of Douglas Muecke's taxonomy of irony to the Succession Narrative. She argues that the narrative in Second Samuel and First Kings has the essential feature of satire, namely, a pervasive sense of pejoratively critical irony. By her account, King David is the object of ironic attack, and therefore, an object of condemnation. Given that the primary purpose of satire is reform, Miller claims that the purpose of the Succession Narrative is a call for reform in the leadership of Israel"--

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