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Remembering AbrahamCulture, Memory, and History in the Hebrew Bible$
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Ronald Hendel

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195177961

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0195177967.001.0001

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The Archaeology of Memory

The Archaeology of Memory

Solomon, History, and Biblical Representation

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Remembering Abraham

Ronald Hendel (Contributor Webpage)

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This chapter investigates the interplay of cultural memory, historical realities, and narrative technique in the portrayal of Solomon and his kingdom. Of particular concern are the narratives of Solomon’s rise to power in 1 Kings 2 and his building activity in 1 Kings 9. Royal ideology and political controversy are keys to uncovering the relation between the historical Solomon and his biblical representation.

Keywords:   Solomon, royal ideology, biblical narrative

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