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Kingship and Memory in Ancient Judah

Ian Wilson


This 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 during that era, this book argues that ancient Judeans had no single way of remembering and imagining kingship. In fact, their memory and imaginary were thoroughly multivocal, and necessarily so. Judean historiographical literature evinces a mindset that was unsure of the monarchic past an ... More

Keywords: Judah, Second Temple, social memory, kingship, history, historiography, prophetic literature, discourse

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190499907
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190499907.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ian Wilson, author
University of Alberta