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Books of Kings: Sources, Composition, Historiography, and Reception (Andre Lemaire) Paperback Book, (SBL Press, 2017) 9781628371703
Books of Kings: Sources, Composition, Historiography, and Reception (Andre Lemaire) Paperback Book, (SBL Press, 2017) 9781628371703
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Title: Books of Kings: Sources, Composition, Historiography, and Reception

Author: Lemaire, Andre

Additional Authors or Contributors: Baruch Halpern (eds)

Publisher: SBL Press; Publication Date: 2017

Paperback; ISBN: 9781628371703

Volumes: 1; Pages: 728

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This collaborative commentary from Brill is now available in paperback from SBL Press. It explores cross-cutting aspects of Kings ranging from the analysis of its composition, historically regarded, to its transmission and reception. Ample attention is accorded sources, figures and peoples who play a part in the book. The commentary deals with Kings' treatment in translation and role in later ancient literature. While our comments do not proceed verse by verse, the volume furnishes guidance, from contributors highly qualified to advance contemporary discussion, on the book's historical background, its literary intentions and characteristics, and on themes and motifs central to its understanding, both of itself and of the world from which it arose. This volume functions as a meta-commentary, offering windows into the secondary literature, but assembling data more fully than is the case in individual commentaries.

Table of Contents

Preface Terms, Sigla, and Abbreviations

PART ONE TEXTUAL TRADITION OF THE BOOK OF KINGS

The Septuagint in the Text History of 1-2 Kings, Adrian Schenker

Qumran Fragments of the Books of Kings, Julio Trebolle Barrera

The Text of 1-2 Kings Used by Josephus, Etienne Nodet

PART TWO KINGS AS A LITERARY WORK

Theories of the Redaction(s) of Kings, Gary N. Knoppers

Characterization in Kings, Robert L. Cohn

The Composition of Kings, Baruch Halpern and Andre Lemaire

Books and Writing in Kings, Alan R. Millard

PART THREE KINGS AND ITS NEAR EASTERN MILIEU

The Book of Kings and Ancient Near Eastern Historiography, Mario Liverani

Kings and External Textual Sources: Assyrian, Babylonian and North-West Semitic, Alan R. Millard

PART FOUR THE PEOPLE OF KINGS

The Moabites, Paul-Eugene Dion and P. M. Michele Daviau

Edom and the Edomites, Andre Lemaire

Ammonites and the Books of Kings, Walter E. Aufrecht

Hiram of Tyre and Solomon, Edward Lipinski

The Aramaeans of Syria: Some Considerations on Their Origin and Material Culture, Helene Sader

Philistines in the Books of Kings, Seymour Gitin

External Sources: Neohittite States, Kenneth A. Kitchen

External Sources: Egypt, Kenneth A. Kitchen

External Sources: Early Arabia, Kenneth A. Kitchen

PART FIVE DETAILED ISSUES OF KINGS

"The Prophets" - References to Generic Prophets and Their Role in the Construction of the Image of the "Prophets of Old" within the Postmonarchic Readership(s) of the Books of Kings, Ehud Ben Zvi

Priesthood and the Development of Cult in the Books of Kings, Wolfgang Zwickel

Dates and Calendars in Kings, Gershon Galil

Law in Kings, Raymond Westbrook

Officialdom and Society in the Books of Kings: The Social Relevance of the State, Izabela Jaruzelska

Trade in 1-2 Kings Daniel M. Master

Archaeology and the Question of Sources in Kings, William G. Dever

PART SIX RECEPTION IN JUDAISM AND CHRISTIANITY

Kings in Josephus, Silvia Castelli

The Books of Kings in New Testament and the Apostolic Fathers, Magnus Zetterholm

Elijah and the Books of Kings in Rabbinic Literature, Karin Hedner-Zetterholm

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