Dávid változó arcai a deuteronomiumi történetírásban = The changing faces of David in the Deuteronomic historiography

Fröhlich, Ida: Dávid változó arcai a deuteronomiumi történetírásban = The changing faces of David in the Deuteronomic historiography. Belvedere Meridionale, (31) 1. pp. 25-38. (2019)

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Abstract

Studies in anthropology and cultural memory evidenced the common concept in several cultures that possessing the land by the community living on it is conditioned by the ethical conduct of their rulers. The legitimacy of kings depends on their ethical conduct and devotion to the deity who is the patron of the country and their group. Legitimacy of a new dynasty is interconnected in historical memory with the erection of a new sanctuary built by the founding member of the dynasty and consecrated to the patron deity. However, perpetrating certain sins like cultic offenses, homicide and bloodshed, sexual sins, breaking oaths call for punishment in the form of plagues, attacks of foreign hordes, the fall of the dynasty, or the exile of the people. Ancient Near Eastern historiographies – including biblical Deuteronomistic historiography – are in line with this principle, and use special narrative forms to express it. The present study aims at examining the use of the elements of this ethical language in the Deuteronomistic historiography and demonstrating how they served – the exilic redactors being aware of the fall of the Judean kingdom and the fate of its dynasty – to reshape an originally ideal image of David, the founder of a dynasty, and how to make his portrait ambiguous by eliminating from and adding to the narrative elements with ethical portent.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Belvedere Meridionale
Date: 2019
Volume: 31
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 25-38
ISSN: 2064-5929
Heading title: Tanulmányok = Studies
DOI: https://doi.org/10.14232/belv.2019.1.2
Uncontrolled Keywords: Antropológia, Dávid, Történetírás
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: p. 35-38. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Date Deposited: 2019. May. 31. 08:58
Last Modified: 2019. Jun. 04. 12:30
URI: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/58455

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