YHWH is King: The Development of Divine Kingship in Ancient Israel

YHWH is King: The Development of Divine Kingship in Ancient Israel

by Shawn W. Flynn
     
 

Amidst various methodologies for the comparative study of the Hebrew Bible, at times the opportunity arises to improve on a method recently introduced into the field. In YHWH is King, Flynn uses the anthropological method of cultural translation to study diachronic change in YHWH's kingship. Here, such change is compared to a similar Babylonian development to

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Amidst various methodologies for the comparative study of the Hebrew Bible, at times the opportunity arises to improve on a method recently introduced into the field. In YHWH is King, Flynn uses the anthropological method of cultural translation to study diachronic change in YHWH's kingship. Here, such change is compared to a similar Babylonian development to Marduk's kingship. Based on that comparison and informed by cultural translation, Flynn discovers that Judahite scribes suppressed the earlier YHWH warrior king and promoted a creator/universal king in order to combat the increasing threat of Neo-Assyrian imperialism. Flynn thus opens the possibility, that Judahite scribes engaged in a cultural translation of Marduk to YHWH, in order to respond to the mounting Neo-Assyrian presence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004263031
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/20/2013
Series:
Vetus Testamentum, Supplements, #159
Pages:
210
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Shawn W. Flynn, PhD. (2012), University of Toronto, is an Assistant Professor of Religion and Theology at Saint Mark’s College in Vancouver, Canada. He has published articles in journals such as Biblica and Catholic Biblical Quarterly.

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