hw 8 - The purpose of the story is that it attempts to...

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Leverette 1 Lacey Leverette Mr. Irvin Religion 1004-001 15 March 2011 Many scholars view 1 Samuel 16 - 2 Samuel 5:5 as a separate source, and they call it “The Story of David’s Rise.” Explain the purpose of the story, i.e., what it tries to accomplish. (For clues, look especially at the beginning, 1 Sam 16, and the ending, 2 Sam 5:1-5.)
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Unformatted text preview: The purpose of the story is that it attempts to legitimate David as Saul’s replacement by showing how David’s rise to the throne was lawful-he was innocent; Yahweh has forsaken Saul and favored David giving him the throne....
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