Saul in Story & Tradition
Forschungen zum Alten Testament, No. 47

Edited By Carl S. Ehrlich
In cooperation with Marsha C. White
August 2006
Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 3161485696
358 pages, 6 1/8 x 9 1/8
$167.50 Hardcover

The essays collected in this book examine Saul from a number of perspectives. They provide an introduction to the subject matter and survey the state of the field. In addition, they forge new paths. In distinction to many books on biblical literature, this book also devotes considerable attention to the post-biblical interpretative traditions, which include literature, art and music.


Partial Contents:
1. Settlement Patterns and State Formation in Southern Sumaria and the Archaeology.
2. Saul--not always--at War.
3. Saul in the Deuteronomistic History.
4. The Delicate Balance in the Image of Saul and Its Place in the Deuteronomistic History.
5. Glimpses of the Heroic Saul.
6. Saul among the Prophets.
7. Saul and Jonathan in 1 Samuel 1 and 14.
8. The Creation of Saul's Royal Body. Reflections on 1 Samuel 8--10.
9. The Sword. From Saul to David.
10. From Box to Throne. The Development of the Ark in DtrH and P.
11. Israel's First King and "the Kingdom of YHWH in the hands of the sons of David."
12. Josephus' View of Saul.
13. The Innocent King. Saul in Rabbinic Exegesis.
14. "What if you refuse, when ordered to fight?"
15. Handel and Jennens' Oratorio "Saul."
16. Catching the Poetic Eye.
17. Seeing Saul.
Index of Sources.
Index of Names.
Index of Subjects.


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