David and the Deuteronomist 2 Samuel Hardback

A Literary Study of the Deuteronomic History

by Robert M. Polzin;

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David and the Deuteronomist 2 Samuel

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This reading of "2 Samuel" continues the analysis of the books of Samuel begun in "Samuel and the Deuteronomist". The figure of David drawn in "2 Samuel" both dominates the story and provides a major challenge to readers who would view the larger narrative as unified historiography composed by sophisticated authors and editors. The fates of Saul and David in 1-2 Samuel seem to cohere only with great difficulty, and David's own story appears to many to be a pastiche of earlier sources. Polzin's provocative new reading of "2 Samuel" makes a strong case for a complex yet coherent picture of the monarchy within Israelite theology. Using the insights of Mikhail Bakhtin and other modern scholars, Polzin argues that the composition of the Deuteronomic history was a major step in the development of an important genre in world literature, and that the books of Samuel are an excellent example of the genius of ancient Israelite narrative.

David and the Deuteronomist 2 Samuel by Robert M. Polzin was published by Indiana University Press in June 1993. The ISBN for David and the Deuteronomist 2 Samuel is 9780253345530.

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Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherIndiana University Press (June 1993)
Number of Pages268
Thickness16 mm
Height241 mm
Width165 mm
Product Code1147947
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