By Kevin L. Spawn
This quantity examines using quotation formulae within the outdated testomony. After demonstrating the inability of consensus and technique within the remedy of such exegetical units, the writer addresses the necessity for a sustained exam of quotation formulae and similar expressions. This inquiry specializes in the cautious id of the referents of quotation bases as a foundation for the learn of inner-biblical exegesis. extra insights are provided at the improvement of such exegetical units, the hermeneutics of the post-exilic group, and the syntax of comparative statements in Hebrew.
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Chronicles, on the other hand, details these deeds of the kings with terms that entail the merismus ΟΌΙΠΝΠΙ •''ΪΕΜΙΠ ("the first and the last things"), but also the words "QT and "^"Π. From the first element of these formulae the Chr always omits Vlüp, Varò, mina, and other non-recurring forms 30 . 30 As with most scholars, we are assuming that Chronicles is based on Kings, contra A. G. Auld (Kings Without Privilege: David and Moses in the Story of the Bible's Kings [Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1994]) who suggests that SamKgs have been rewritten from a source that was also used by the Chr in composing his history.
8 2 Kgs 13:8. » 1E7N). 10 2 Kgs 13:12; 14:15 (some Mss and SCf ^31), 28 (read with MT and most Mss «)· 11 1 Kgs 14:19. 12 1 Kgs 22:46 (45). 13 1 Kgs 16:20; 2 Kgs 15:15. 24 Citation Bases with 21ΓΟ vi. π s a n a t o ι » π i r a i n f r i ? n t í a - ^ a i a x n κ n a n n m 14 π » nrò* D n r n - ^ D i b. T h e v o c a b u l a r y u s e d in 1 a n d 2 C h r o n i c l e s i n c l u d e s : i. p a s s a g e s u s i n g n a n n m a n d ü ^ O i n u m D^Bftnil: a) Ο ^ Ο η Π Ν Π Ι D*JBftnn [ a k i n g ] n a n nmi5 b) D a m n u m D * a e f t n n m n n - ^ a i m a n n r m ιβ ii.
C. since the narrative of Kings ends at a point shortly before the overthrow of Babylon which is a watershed event that would probably have been included by the historiographer of the Israelite monarchy. Concerning the date of Chronicles, Japhet has recently summarised the consensus of scholarship (S. R. ). placing the book's composition some time in the fourth century BCE or towards its end" (Japhet, 24). See also the post-exilic genealogies of Davidides in 1 Chr 3:24ff. For a dating of Chronicles contemporary with the DtrH which has not been generally followed, see A.
"As It Is Written" and Other Citation Formulae in the Old Testament: Their Use, Development, Syntax and Significance by Kevin L. Spawn