Divine Perogative and Royal Pretension

properly mediated word of Yahweh, out of the wilful difference towards Yahweh born of his royal pretension, into an unreserved deference to the divine prerogative. David opens his prayer with a self-disparaging rhetorical question: 'who ...

Author: Donald F. Murray

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567231017

Category: Religion

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In this close reading of a text central to the story of David, the author, using the tools of linguistic pragmatics and poetics, exposes the text's promotion of a prophetic-based ideology, through a polemical rhetoric that polarizes David and Yahweh around the opposed notions of king (melek) and leader (nagid). He then goes on to analyse the context, in ancient Near Eastern royal ideology and in Samuel, for how the text develops this opposition, and finally reflects on its promulgation of the supreme mediacy of the prophetic word.
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God and Earthly Power

The same designation recurs at key moments in the story of royal rule, as when David is acclaimed by 'all the ... Donald F. Murray, Divine Prerogative and Royal Pretension (JSOTSup, 264; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1998), p.

Author: J. G. McConville

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780567045706

Category: Religion

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Compares perspectives from critical methodologies in Old Testament study with perspectives from the history of interpretation of key Old Testament political texts
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The Body Royal

Murray, Donald F., Divine Prerogative and Royal Pretension: Pragmatics, Poetics and Polemics in a Narrative Sequence about David (2 Samuel 5.17–7.29) (JSOTSS 264; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, ...

Author: Mark W. Hamilton

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789047415435

Category: Religion

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Experiment is an annual journal devoted to Russian culture that focuses on the movements of the early twentieth century.
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Divine Violence in the Book of Samuel

'Masculinity, Moral Agency and Memory: The Spirit of the Deity in Judges, Samuel, and Beyond.' Journal of the Bible and Its Reception 2 (2015): 175–96. Murray, Donald F. Divine Prerogative and Royal Pretension: Pragmatics, ...

Author: Rachelle Gilmour

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190938079

Category: Religion

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"Through the example of David's census in 2 Samuel 24, key issues related to divine violence in the book of Samuel are introduced: the occurrence of inexplicable divine violence; the interplay of divine and human sovereignty; God's emotion; and the relationship between forgiveness and punishment. The parameters for the use of the term "divine violence" in this study are defined, taking into account the distinction between subjective and objective violence and Walter Benjamin's technical use of the term. The methodology of this study is outlined. Debate regarding a proposed "dark side" of God will be addressed through contemporary thinkers who challenge the dominance of retributive frameworks in ethical evaluation. An account of the characterisation of God will be given that acknowledges a diversity of traditions in the text, and focuses minimally on narrative gaps. Political contexts for the divine violence will be proposed, both monarchic and exilic"--
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Melchizedek Passages in the Bible

See his Divine Prerogative, 131-32. In our judgment, Murray is misguided by his overall thesis of ‟divine prerogative and royal pretension,” which is how he interprets 2 Samuel 6-7. 359 Cf. Eslinger, House of God, 23-24, ...

Author: Chan Alan KamYau

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110440096

Category: Religion

Page: 274

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Melchizedek is a mysterious figure to many people. Adopting discourse analysis and text-linguistic approaches, Chan attempts to tackle the Melchizedek texts in Genesis 14, Psalm 110, and Hebrews 5-7. This seminal study illustrates how the mysterious figure is understood and interpreted by later biblical writers, "... Using the “blessing” motif as a framework, Chan also argues that Numbers 22-24, 2 Samuel 7 and the Psalter: Books I-V (especially Psalms 1-2) provide a reading paradigm of interpreting Psalm 110. In addition, the structure of Hebrews provides a clue to how the author interprets the Old Testament texts.
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Isaiah 40 66

571 D. F. Murray, Divine Prerogative and Royal Pretension: Pragmatics, Poetics and Polemics in a Narrative Sequence about David (2 Samuel 5.17–7.29), JSOTSup 264 (Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1998), 288–90.

Author: Gary V. Smith

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780805401448

Category: Religion

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The widely heralded New American Commentary series continues with this second volume on the Old Testament book of Isaiah, detailing God’s intimacy and grandeur.
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Three Seasons of Charismatic Leadership

David gets the point and , in the very tent he intended to replace ( 201 ) , royalpretension submits without reserve to divine prerogative ” ( 211 ) .47 The ironic conflict between David's royal pretension and Yahweh's concept of ...

Author: Czovek Tamas

Publisher: OCMS

ISBN: 1870345487

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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This research is an investigation into the charismatic leadership of Saul, David, and Solomon. Regarding methodology the study is a synchronic reading and is keen to demonstrate the theology explicit or implicit in the text. This study assumes that charismatic leaders emerge in crisis situations and in order to resolve the crisis by the charisma granted by God. In regard to Saul, the book argues that Saul proved himself a charismatic leader as long as acting resolutely and independently from Samuel, his mentor. He failed, however, because in Samuel's shadow he could not establish himself as a charismatic leader. David was successful because of his autonomy and resolution. Also, he was a successful charismatic leader as long as he remained independent. King David, however, was gradually sidelined by Joab. Another major theme of the David narrative is the clash between the concepts of charismatic military leadership and that of oriental kingship. David's military leadership and the charisma related to it are constantly challenged by the concept of oriental kingship. Although at his emergence he had lacked charisma, Solomon wisely chose the leadership skills needed to lead Israel. Attention is, however, drawn to the tensions between Solomon's leadership benefiting Israel and the royal pretension manifest in royal projects. The relationship of the new charismatic leader with the old leader is scrutinized: how the new leader is appointed, how he emerges, how the old persists—in short the transition and succession in leadership. An evaluation of the activity of the charismatic follows; could he resolve the crisis from which he emerged and for which he was granted God's spirit? To what extent were these leaders charismatic?
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Topic Focus and Foreground in Ancient Hebrew Narratives

... Mishnah William Paul Griffin, The God of the Prophets: An Analysis of Divine Action Josette Elayi and Jean Sapin, ... Divine Prerogative and Royal Pretension: Pragmatics, Poetics, and Polemics in a Narrative Sequence about David (2 ...

Author: Jean-Marc Heimerdinger

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567057945

Category: Religion

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This study breaks new ground in describing how various linguistic and pragmatic mechanisms affect both the form of the narrative clause and the arrangement of the grammatical elements. The various possible forms that a narrative clause can take are classified in terms of their 'topic-comment' and 'focus-presupposition', and it is argued that the way in which these are articulated dictates the word order in the clause. The outcome of the study demonstrates that the traditional binary distinction between foreground and background, based purely on verb forms, is inadequate. A new model is offered showing how foregrounding is achieved by exploiting cognitive structures or by using specific evaluative devices.
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Signs of Weakness

... Mishnah William Paul Griffin, The God of the Prophets: An Analysis of Divine Action Josette Elayi and Jean Sapin, ... The Chronicler as Author: Studies in Text and Texture Donald F. Murray, Divine Prerogative and Royal Pretension: ...

Author: Varese Layzer

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567574909

Category: Religion

Page: 248

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Are early Irish stories influenced by the Bible or transcriptions of pre-Christian Celtic lore? Layzer explores the practical and theoretical difficulties of determining 'influence' in ancient writing, and the relationship between the oral and the written, literacy and literature and the disciplines of Irish Studies and Biblical Studies.
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Biblical Studies Cultural Studies

Gender and Law in the Hebrew Bible and the Ancient Near East 264 Donald F. Murray , Divine Prerogative and Royal Pretension : Pragmatics , Poetics and Polemics in a Narrative Sequence about David ( 2 Samuel 5.17–7.29 ) 266 J. Cheryl ...

Author: J. Cheryl Exum

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1850759707

Category: Religion

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Based on an international colloquium held at the University of Sheffield, this collection represents the first book-length encounter between biblical studies and the proliferating and controversial field of cultural studies. A multidisciplinary team of contributors engage in a multifaceted examination of the Bible's place in culture, ancient and modern, 'high' and 'low'. Contributors include Alice Bach, Fiona Black, Athalya Brenner, Robert Carroll, David Clines, Margaret Davies, Philip Davies, Philip Esler, Cheryl Exum, Yael Feldman, Jennifer Glancy, Jan Willem van Henten, David Jasper, Francis Landy, Barry Matlock, Stephen Moore, Hugh Pyper, John Rogerson, Regina Schwartz, William Scott, and Erich Zenger.
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