Daily Archives: August 31, 2009

Rest in II Samuel 7

I raised some questions about “rest” in II Samuel 7 in my post, Rest, Then Centralization. It turns out that P. Kyle McCarter believes all the references to “rest” in II Samuel 7 are Deuteronomic. That would include vv 9b-11a. … Continue reading

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Rest, then Centralization, Part II

This is Part II of my post, Rest, Then Centralization. Please read that if you want background information for this post. Okay, why is it that the Deuteronomist in II Samuel 7:13 makes the generalized zera of v 12 refer … Continue reading

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The Didache and Prophets

Johannes Quasten, Patrology, vol. I: The Beginnings of Patristic Literature, from the Apostle’s Creed to Irenaeus (Westminster: Christian Classics, 1983) 34. Quasten discusses the Didache, a Christian document from the second century C.E. After quoting Didache 15:1-2, which concerns bishops, … Continue reading

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Rest, then Centralization

In II Samuel 7:13, the Deuteronomist wants to emphasize that Solomon would build a house for God’s name. P. Kyle McCarter, in his Anchor Bible commentary on II Samuel, maintains that the Deuteronomist applies the zera (seed) of v 12 … Continue reading

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Messiah ben Joseph

H.L. Strack and Gunter Stemberger, Introduction to the Talmud and Midrash: Second Edition, trans. and ed. Markus Bockmuehl (Minneapolis: Fortress, 1996) 327. [The seventh century apocalypse Sefer Zerubbabel] describes the eschatological struggle between Armilos, the leader of Rome and of … Continue reading

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