David in Love and War: The Pursuit of Power in 2 Samuel by Randall C. Bailey

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E. 2 Sam 2-4,13-20, and 1 Kgs 1-2). Next we shall examine the prophecy-fulfillment schema presented in 2 Samuel 12 to demonstrate the redactional character of much of this chapter and to raise the question of the implications of this redaction for the coherence of the unit and the interrelationship of 10-12 with 13-20. Finally we shall demonstrate the existence of historical illusions within 2 Samuel 10-12 which make its present location in the text problematic in terms of the events described in chs.

5 2. 2 Samuel 10-12 and the TSN 35 Almost a decade later James W. 25 and 1 Kings 1-2. Similar to Mowinckel, his starting point was a demonstration of the differences in the way the court functioned in 2 Samuel 9-20 when compared to 1 Kings 1-2. He noted such things as the difference between the vibrant David of 920 and the 'man too feeble to continue as monarch'8 in 1 Kings 1-2. 25 and 1 Kings 1-2. 13 However, he did not deal with the dissimilarities between 1 Kings 1-2 and 2 Samuel 10-12, for example, the passive role of Bathsheba in 2 Samuel 11-12, as opposed to her active involvement in the succession drama in 1 Kings 1-2, the adversarial vs.

188 The most radical proposal concerning the date of the TSN has been put forward by Van Seters, who argues for a post-exilic dating of the materials in the TSN. He argues that since the TSN contains materials negative to David, and since the Dtr presents David as the primary example of ideal kingship, it is difficult to explain the former's inclusion within the DtrH. 191 Van Seters has indeed pointed to a pithy problem in terms of the negative portrayal of David in some of the scenes of the TSN, and the apparent inconsistency of these portrayals with the Dtr-idealized David.

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