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"Subversive Scribes and the Solomonic Narrative" seeks, partially, to give a contribution to the continuing dialogue via investigating the Solomonic narrative during the optics of propaganda and, in particular, subversion. considering the fact that earlier reviews have already given enormous realization to the propagandistic power of varied facets of the Solomonic narrative, Seibert's e-book explores examples of scribal subversion in "1 Kings" 1-11. He examines texts that covertly undermine the legitimacy or the legacy of Solomon and explores the social context within which scribal subversion used to be not just attainable, yet even perhaps useful. "Subversive Scribes and the Solomonic Narrative" is split into significant sections. the 1st half explores the idea of subversive scribal job. Seibert devotes his realization to constructing definitions of propaganda and subversion in brief reviewing different stories, that have used those literary classifications whilst discussing biblical texts. half includes a longer dialogue of the function of scribes within the old close to East, with particular recognition dedicated to clarifying their social place and dating vis-a-vis the royal institution. Did scribes regularly do what they have been informed? have been they just pre-programmed political functionaries who produced on call for (or else!)? Or did those scribes have a brain in their personal? may well they show their very own critiques, whether those differed from the "party line?" And if that is so, how?

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LaCocque, Feminine Unconventional, xiii. 118. , 1-6. Cf. {Catherine Doob Sakenfeld's chapter titled "Vashti and Esther: Models of Resistance," in her book Just Wives? : Westminster John Knox, 2003), 49-67. "121 Yet Winter points out that Rizpah's actions sit uncomfortably in this narrative. Rizpah's lengthy vigil raises questions about the propriety of David's deeds and potentially unsettles more positive construals of David which the text seems to be promoting on the surface. Winters rightly observes that these corrosive aspects of Rizpah's actions are not often noted by commentators.

131. , 111. 132. David M. Gunn, The Fate of King Saul: An Interpretation of a Biblical Story (JSOTSup 14; Sheffield: JSOT Press, 1980), 11-12. 1. Propaganda, Subversion, and Scripture 35 The instruction to "wait" is ambiguous with regard to time. 133 There is no way to decide conclusively in favor of one reading or another. Both possibilities linger. Similarly, there are ways of understanding Saul's supposed lack of obedience regarding the slaughter of all Amalekites and their livestock which cast the king in a far more positive light than typically assumed.

Gunn, The Fate of King Saul: An Interpretation of a Biblical Story (JSOTSup 14; Sheffield: JSOT Press, 1980), 11-12. 1. Propaganda, Subversion, and Scripture 35 The instruction to "wait" is ambiguous with regard to time. 133 There is no way to decide conclusively in favor of one reading or another. Both possibilities linger. Similarly, there are ways of understanding Saul's supposed lack of obedience regarding the slaughter of all Amalekites and their livestock which cast the king in a far more positive light than typically assumed.

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