Archaeology of the Books of Samuel: The Entangling of the by Philippe Hugo and Adrian Schenker

By Philippe Hugo and Adrian Schenker

Contemplating the literary size of the earliest textual content heritage of Samuel, this quantity asks the query if the comparative research of the textual witnesses enable proving the life of precise literary variants and deciding on the ideological reason

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Do the distinct editions attest to parallel or successive evolution of the texts? Which ideological and theological motives governed the modifications of a previous text? Is it possible to establish a relative chronology between the identified editions? Who were the editors, correctors or revisers and what is their Sitz-im-Leben? These are some of the questions to which the following contributions intend to bring some elements of answers. Selected Bibliography3 1. , Milik J. , 1955, Qumran Cave I (DJD I; Oxford), esp.

Sg. suffix at the end of the first verse. 28 anneli aejmelaeus added to the first colon – and not an independent statement – with a mistaken suffix. Looking at the other witnesses, one can see that they differ on the position of the conjunction ‫כי‬, but this is not the only problem. In the Septuagint the three cola seem to appear in a different order: the two cola, which exhibit parallelism, appear first in sequence and the shorter one with the peculiar suffix is in the third position. The divine epithets also reveal differences: ἅγιος clearly corresponds to ‫קדושׁ‬, but how about δίκαιος for ‫ צור‬and the additional ἅγιος in the short colon?

3) (see also Hugo 2008a; Schenker 2003). Another important reworked theme seems to be the ideological characterization of King David. Some studies underline the 12 philippe hugo pro-Davidic features of the MT, which attests at this point to a literary revision (Hugo 2008c and forthcoming; Hutzli 2004; Lust 1999; Walters 1993). A third exemplary topic are the religious modifications concerning the cultic practice and the central point of the Temple, whether on the part of the MT (Hugo 2008b; Hutzli 2007, pp.

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