Category Archives: Papers

Cross, Dtr, and II Samuel 7

In this post, I want to highlight the parts of II Samuel 7 that Frank Moore Cross believes are Deuteronomistic, according to his Canaanite Myth and Hebrew Epic. But I’m not going to highlight every part he deems Deuteronomistic, but … Continue reading

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Shachan

¬†Throughout Deuteronomy, the central sanctuary is referred to as the “place which the LORD God will cause his name to dwell” (KJV). The Hebrew word translated as “cause to dwell” is the piel of shachan. In other parts of the … Continue reading

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The Deuteronomic Agenda and II Samuel 7, I Kings 8

For my paper on I Kings 8:1-30’s use of II Samuel 7, as well as the Deuteronomic emendations of both passages, I’ll need to define relevant parts of the Deuteronomist’s agenda using the Book of Deuteronomy. I’ll also have to … Continue reading

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Color Code for II Samuel 7

In this post, I want to color code II Samuel 7 according to P. Kyle McCarter’s division of the sources in his Anchor Bible commentary. The code is as follows: Green will be for the primitive document, which McCarter dates … Continue reading

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Nagid

In my post, I Kings 8’s Allusion to II Samuel 7, I mentioned I Kings 8:16’s allusion to II Samuel 7:8: II Samuel 7:8: Now therefore thus you shall say to my servant David: Thus says the LORD of hosts: … Continue reading

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From Your Bowels/Loins

In II Samuel 7:12 states: “When your days are fulfilled and you lie down with your ancestors, I will raise up your offspring after you, who shall come forth from your body, and I will establish his kingdom” (NRSV). According … Continue reading

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Loosely Quoting God

In my post, I Kings 8’s Allusion to II Samuel 7, Part II, I cite I Kings 2:4, 8:25, and 9:5, which quote God as saying that “there will not be cut off for you a man from on the … Continue reading

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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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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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