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Description - Divine Prerogative and Royal Pretension by Donald F. Murray

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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Book Details

ISBN: 9781850759300
ISBN-10: 1850759308
Format: Hardback
(230mm x mm x mm)
Pages: 328
Imprint: Sheffield Academic Press
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Sep-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Donald F. Murray

Dr Donald Murray is Lecturer in the Department of Theology, University of Exeter.