Kingship and Memory in Ancient Judah by Ian D. Wilson

Kingship and Memory in Ancient Judah

byIan D. Wilson

Hardcover | January 16, 2017

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The book addresses the question of how postmonarchic society in ancient Judah remembered and imagined its monarchy, and kingship in general, as part of its past, present, and future. How did Judeans of the early Second Temple period conceive of the monarchy? By way of a thorough analysis ofJudean discourse in this era, Kingship and Memory in Ancient Judah argues that ancient Judeans had no single way of remembering and imagining kingship. In fact, their memory and imaginary were thoroughly multivocal, and necessarily so. Judean historiographical literature evinces a mindset that wasunsure of the monarchic past and how to understand it--multiple viewpoints were embraced and brought into conversation with one another. Similarly, prophetic literature, which drew on the discursive themes of the remembered past, envisions a variety of outcomes for kingship's future.Historiographical and prophetic literature thus existed in a kind of feedback loop, enabling, informing, and balancing each other's various understandings of kingship as part of Judean society and life. Through its investigation of kingship in Judean discourse, this monograph contributes to ourknowledge of literature and literary culture in ancient Judah and also makes a significant contribution to questions of history and historiographical method in biblical studies.

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Ian D. Wilson teaches religious studies at the University of Alberta's Augustana Campus, where he is also Associate Director of the Chester Ronning Centre for the Study of Religion and Public Life. His work has appeared in publications such as Harvard Theological Review, Vetus Testamentum, and Zeitschrift fur die alttestamentliche Wiss...
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Title:Kingship and Memory in Ancient JudahFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pagesPublished:January 16, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190499907

ISBN - 13:9780190499907

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