Nathan's Oracle (2 Samuel 7) and Its Interpreters by Michael AviozNathan's Oracle (2 Samuel 7) and Its Interpreters by Michael Avioz

Nathan's Oracle (2 Samuel 7) and Its Interpreters

byMichael Avioz

Paperback | November 10, 2005

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This book offers a new analysis of Nathan’s Oracle in 2 Samuel 7 and its echoes in the books of Samuel, Kings, and Chronicles. First, it deals separately with the main issues raised in 2 Samuel 7: the disqualification of David as temple builder and the nature of the Divine promise made to him that the House of David will rule forever. In dealing with both elements similar texts from the Ancient Near East are consulted.
After a thorough analysis of these two elements, an intertextual study is offered in which the allusions to Nathan’s Oracle in the Books Samuel, Kings, and Chronicles are discussed. The purpose is to define the various functions of these allusions or echoes. This evaluation takes into account the changing circumstances of the Davidic dynasty, as well as the different agendas of the books in which Nathan’s Oracle is incorporated in.
The Author: Dr. Michael Avioz teaches in the department of Bible at Bar-Ilan University, Israel. He is the author of Jeremiah’s Oracles (Hebrew; Tel Aviv; forthcoming) and of various papers on the Books of Samuel, Jeremiah, and Josephus retelling of the Bible.
Title:Nathan's Oracle (2 Samuel 7) and Its InterpretersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.66 × 5.91 × 0.68 inPublished:November 10, 2005Publisher:Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3039108069

ISBN - 13:9783039108060


Table of Contents

Contents: Nathan’s Oracle in the Book of Samuel – Echoes of Nathan’s Oracle in the Book of Kings – Echoes of Nathan’s Oracle in the Book of Chronicles.

Editorial Reviews

« [the book] will be of value mainly for A.'s comments on and insights into the specifics of the texts he is analyzing.» (Peter D. Miscall, The Catholic Biblical Quarterly) «... dem Verfasser [ist] eine eindrückliche Analyse der textstrategischen Bedeutung und Funktion der Nathanverheißung in der historiographischen Literatur des alten Israel gelungen, die den hohen Rang dieses Textes nicht nur für die Königskonzeption, sondern auch für die Geschichtskonzeption des Alten Testaments herausstellt.» (Orientalistische Literaturzeitung)