Kingship and Memory in Ancient Judah Hardback

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Kingship and Memory in Ancient Judah

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The book addresses the question of how postmonarchic society in ancient Judah remembered and imagined its monarchy, and kingship in general, as part of its past, present, and future. How did Judeans of the early Second Temple period conceive of the monarchy? By way of a thorough analysis of Judean discourse in this era, Kingship and Memory in Ancient Judah argues that ancient Judeans had no single way of remembering and imagining kingship. In fact, their memory and imaginary was thoroughly multivocal, and necessarily so. Judean historiographical literature evinces a mindset that was unsure of the monarchic past and how to understand it-multiple viewpoints were embraced and brought into conversation with one another. Similarly, prophetic literature, which drew on the discursive themes of the remembered past, envisions a variety of outcomes for kingship's future. Historiographical and prophetic literature thus existed in a kind of feedback loop, enabling, informing, and balancing each other's various understandings of kingship as part of Judean society and life.
Through its investigation of kingship in Judean discourse, this monograph contributes to our knowledge of literature and literary culture in ancient Judah and also makes a significant contribution to questions of history and historiographical method in biblical studies.

Kingship and Memory in Ancient Judah by Ian Wilson was published by Oxford University Press Inc in February 2017. The ISBN for Kingship and Memory in Ancient Judah is 9780190499907.

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Details for Kingship and Memory in Ancient Judah

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherOxford University Press Inc (February 2017)
Number of Pages304
Thickness33 mm
Height235 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code4449968
Page last updated 20th June 2018
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