An Inner-biblical Exegetical Study of the Davidic Covenant and the Dynastic Oracle

An Inner-biblical Exegetical Study of the Davidic Covenant and the Dynastic Oracle

Hardback Mellen Biblical Press, 58

By (author) Griphus Gakuru

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  • Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 300 pages
  • Dimensions: 165mm x 230mm x 25mm | 590g
  • Publication date: 31 December 2000
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0773477438
  • ISBN 13: 9780773477438
  • Illustrations note: bibliography, index

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The Davidic covenant is one of the most controversial theological themes in the Old Testament. Its problems concern the literary and theological relationships among the texts that express it. This study uses an inner-biblical exegetical approach to arrive at a solution.

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The concepts of covenant, kingship and dynasty in the ancient Near East and ancient Israel; determining the traditum - the genre, origin and literary growth of 2 Sam 7:1-17; the interpretation of the dynastic promise i 2 Sam 7:1-17 in the 'Synoptic Texts'; the deuteronomistic reinterpretation of the dynastic oracle; the dynastic promise in the classical prophets; the Chronicler and the dynastic promise; conclusions and implications for further study.