By Shamai Gelander

ISBN-10: 900420346X

ISBN-13: 9789004203464

How did separate peoples develop into one? the entire symptoms are that the construction of a unified Israelite state less than King David had did not erase the variations among the Northern and Southern tribes. This e-book units out to focus on those crucial variations among Judah and Israel as they seem in numerous elements of biblical literature. all of the 4 chapters of the ebook specializes in a unique point of facts. the 1st reports the prophet narratives, to elicit the variations among Northern and Southern prophets. the second one bankruptcy examines the diversities among the Jacob narratives, that are in line with often Northern traditions, and the Abraham narratives. The 3rd bankruptcy bargains with the proof of traditions: the Exodus culture, that's primarily Northern, as opposed to that of Zion and the home of David. the ultimate bankruptcy relates the reunification to the initiative of King Hezekiah.

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279–294. 34 Witness the wording of Elijah’s oath: “As the Lord the God of Israel lives, before whom I stand . . ” (I Kings 17:1). See also Genesis 41:46; Deuteronomy 18:7; I Kings 10:8; (cf. II Chronicles 9:7); I Kings 12:7,8; Jeremiah 35:19; Ezekiel 5:11; II Chronicles 29:11 etc. 34 chapter one put him right, with the simple but pointed retort: “I live among my own people,” – meaning that her material needs are well cared for. ” (v. 14). 35 Might there also be an implicit sting in the Shunammite’s words: “I live among my own people” – suggesting that the prophet, who talks about the king and commanders, is cut off from the common folk?

18:47). However, it might be just another symptom of unthinking, robotic behavior: since the angel tells him to get 23 U. Simon (ibid. p. 260) attributes Jeremiah’s complaint to his perception of himself as a complete failure as a prophet, given the acute antagonism he felt from the people he preached to. But Jeremiah does not ascribe his solitude merely to his own weakness, but also to the difficulty of his task. Had God not imposed his ministry upon him, he could have been quite sociable: “I have not sat in the company of revelers and made merry!

185–192 [Hebrew]; M. Malul, Knowledge, Control and Sex, Tel-Aviv – Jaffa 2002 pp. 204 ff; 262; 431 ff. 30 chapter one person. 23 Their curse is a sharp protest against the course of events, which they believe is entirely unjust. However, this is not the case with Elijah. He does not curse the day of his birth, but merely wishes to die. In other words – at least on this occasion – it is fatigue that makes him succumb and give up, and accordingly he immediately lies down and falls asleep under a broom bush.

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