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Righteous Jehu and his Evil Heirs
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Righteous Jehu and his Evil Heirs: The Deuteronomist's Negative Perspective on Dynastic Succession

David T. Lamb

Abstract

This book examines not only the dynasty of Jehu within the narrative of 2 Kings, but also the broader context of the dynasties of Israel and Judah in the books of Kings and Samuel. It discusses religious aspects of kingship (such as anointing, divine election, and prayer) in both the Old Testament and in the literature of the ancient Near East. The book concludes that the Deuteronomistic editor, because of a deep concern that leaders be divinely chosen and obedient to Yahweh, sought to subvert the monarchical status quo by shaping the Jehuite narrative to emphasize that dynastic succession dis ... More

Keywords: dynasties of Israel, dynasties of Judah, Kings, Samuel, kinship, Old Testament, ancient Near East, Yahweh

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199231478
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231478.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David T. Lamb, author
Visiting Professor of Old Testament, Biblical Theological Seminary, Hatfield, Pennsylvania
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