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By Patrick T., O.S.B. Cronauer

During this ebook, Cronauer proposes shut resource, composition, and redaction research of the Naboth fabric present in the books of Kings increases critical questions about the conventional interpretation of this fabric and of its courting to the time of Jehu. those questions need to do with the particular historical past at the back of this fabric, the background of the composition, redaction, transmission, and conventional courting of this fabric to the interval of Jehu. He contends that there's enough facts to problem the normal positions concerning those matters and to hypothesize a way more advanced heritage of composition and redaction, and, a miles latter courting for this fabric.

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The field is both separate from and apart from the place where he built his home. Another example is found in Ruth 2:3 where twice there is reference to the rnfj? np'pn, which is not the same place where Boaz lives (in Bethlehem). 2. The "Jehu-ApologeticRedaction" 25 bury the body, the command to cast it on the ground implies this practice and alludes to curses and oracles that explicitly expound this practice. a. Oracles of Non-Burial The oracles which intend the non-burial of the victims are usually expressed in rather fixed forms or stereotypical ways.

This could be for any number of reasons. Perhaps Naboth was a famous "landlord" whose land holdings were known and recognized by the general populous, even after his death that took place years before. If this were the case, however, why cast a dead body upon his property? Perhaps because of the fact that Naboth was said to have been put to death, having been accused and condemned for having "cursed both God and King" (1 Kgs 21), and his previous good name was now and forever cursed. In this case, to cast a corpse on his property could have been a sign of hatred toward Naboth.

Daube defines this phrase as "to require the blood," and describes it as being used in those cases where God requires the murdered person's blood from the murderer. " It is only in this sense that people would understand vengeance as a demanding back, a "requiring' of the blood that was spilled. The way in which God "requires" the blood of the one who was killed, is invariably by means of killing, or having killed, the murderer. In all of this, Daube maintains that the Old Testament language has preserved a 26.

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