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17 March - 1 THE THRONE SUCCESSION NARRATIVE 1. TSN ( 2...

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THE THRONE SUCCESSION NARRATIVE 1. TSN ( 2 Samuel 9-20 + 1 Kings 1-2 ) = an early source (pre-Dtr). Exact boundaries, especially the beginning, are debatable. 2. Compositional history? a. Rost view: TSN = a unified document from a single author during Solomon’s reign. b. McCarter view: TSN = a composite document produced by an editor/author during Solomon’s reign. He assembled diverse materials in 2 Samuel and wrote 1 Kings 1-2. 3. Basic content: troubles within David’s family and rebellions, leading to Solomon’s enthronement. Major episodes: a. David’s treatment of Mephibosheth ( 9 )-to the court in Jerusalem. b. The Bathsheba affair ( 11-12 ) c. Amnon’s(oldest son of David who is in love with half sister, Tamar) rape of Tamar; Absalom’s revenge ( 13-14 ) d. Absalom’s rebellion against father David ( 15-19 ) e. Sheba’s rebellion ( 20 ) f. Transition to Solomon’s rule ( 1 Kgs 1-2 ) (1) Court intrigue: Pro-Adonijah vs. pro-Solomon party party (2) The anointing and enthronement of Solomon. (3) David’s last instructions to Solomon.
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