1_Samuel - BibleAsLiterature Lecture 19 3/8/10...

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Lecture 19 3/8/10 Bible As Literature
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David’s Story and Israel’s Story A National Story: Crucial transition in the formation of a nation Explored with ambivalence and ambiguity An Individual Story: “The story of David is probably the greatest single narrative representation in antiquity of a human life evolving by slow stages through time, shaped and altered by the pressures of political life, public institutions, family, the impulses of the body and spirit, the eventual sad decay of the flesh. It also provides the most unflinching insight into the cruel processes of history and into human behavior warped by the pursuit of power.” Robert Alter, The David Story, p. ix.
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The David Story in 5 Acts: 1 Sam 1 – 1 Kings 2 I. Acquiring a King Introduction Ark Narrative The last of the judges Selection of a King II. Reign of Saul Two paradigmatic campaigns Entrance of David to Court Alienation of Saul and David Rout on Mount Gilboa III. Civil War Anointing of David by Judah Murder of Abner Assassination of Ishbaal IV. David Enthroned Anointing of David by Israel Capture of Jerusalem Promise of Dynasty Summary of Administration V. Throne Succession Narrative David’s sin against Uriah Rape of Tamar and vengeance of Absalom War with Absalom Enthronement of Solomon
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Act I: Acquiring a King A. Introduction (1:1-4:1) Hannah’s Vow and Samuel’s Birth Eli’s sons and Hannah’s fulfillment of her vow Eli’s “blindness” and the prophecy against Shiloh B. Ark Narrative (4:1-7:2) Capture of Ark fulfills prophecy against Shiloh (but not against Eli’s family) YHWH overcomes the Philistine deity Dagon, afflicts the Philistines Ark returned to “temporary” storage in Israelite territory C. Samuel the “Judge” (7:2-17) Israel renews covenantal vows at Mizpah Achieve decisive victory against the Philistines D. Selection of a King (8:1- 11:15) Depicts highly conflicted transition Two separate processes lead to selection of Saul E. Samuel’s Farewell Address (12:1-25) Vindicates Samuel’s own actions Warning that hangs over rest of DtrH
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Act I:  Links Forward and Backward Links to Judges : Hannah’s vow takes place at a festival at Shiloh (cf. Judges 21:15-25) Samuel depicted as a nazirite (cf. Judges 13:4-5) Samuel identified as a “judge” (1 Sam 7:15-8:3) Links ahead to David story : Hannah’s song foreshadows the rise of monarchy: “[The Lord] will give strength to his king/and exalt the power of his anointed” (1 Sam 2:10). Prophecy against Eli’s household fulfilled with rise of
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This note was uploaded on 05/23/2011 for the course RLST 101 taught by Professor Layton,r during the Spring '08 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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