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Righteous Jehu and his Evil Heirs

The Deuteronomist's Negative Perspective on Dynastic Succession

Righteous Jehu and his Evil Heirs

The Deuteronomist's Negative Perspective on Dynastic Succession

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Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199231478
Number of Pages: 322
Published: 22/11/2007
Width: 14.6 cm
Height: 22.2 cm
David T. Lamb examines not only the dynasty of Jehu within the narrative of 2 Kings, but also the broader context of the dynasties of Israel and Judah in the books of Kings and Samuel. Lamb discusses religious aspects of kingship (such as anointing, divine election, and prayer) in both the Old Testament and in the literature of the ancient Near East. He concludes that the Deuteronomistic editor, because of a deep concern that leaders be divinely chosen and obedient to Yahweh, sought to subvert the monarchical status quo by shaping the Jehuite narrative to emphasize that dynastic succession disastrously fails to produce righteous leaders.

David T. Lamb (Assistant Professor of Old Testament, Biblical Theological Seminary, Hatfield, Pennsylvania)

David T. Lamb is Assistant Professor of Old Testament, Biblical Theological Seminary, Hatfield, Pennsylvania.

excellent observations. Graeme Auld, The Journal of Theological Studies Ancient Near East specialists, teachers and students of the Hebrew Bible, and those interested in kingship in the Ancient Near East will find this volume to be an asset E.R Hayes, Journal for the Study of the Old Testament,

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