By Rachelle Gilmour
This monograph examines the juxtaposition of narrative devices in biblical narrative and the influence this has on interpretation. Early rabbinical and inner-biblical interpretations recommend that juxtaposition used to be an intentional equipment utilized by biblical editors and authors to form the which means in their fabric. hence, this monograph develops a framework for recognising the ways that adjoining devices interpret and re-interpret each other and provides this framework as an enormous hermeneutical software. tales and episodes which are associated chronologically have an effect on each other via a dating of motives and effects. the kinds of contradiction, corroboration and query and solution also are used to explain the categories of interplay among narrative devices and display how such dialogues create new that means. symptoms within the textual content that advisor the viewers in the direction of the meant interpretation are pointed out so that a 'poetics' of juxtaposition is built. The theoretical foundation proven within the first half the monograph is then utilized to the Elisha cycle. every one episode is interpreted independently after which learn in juxtaposition with the encircling episodes, generating a clean literary examining of the cycle. in addition, with a view to exhibit how juxtaposition functioned as a diachronic method, awareness is given to the literary heritage of the cycle. We conjecture previous interpretations of the Elisha episodes and examine them to the ultimate type of the cycle. eventually, the Elisha cycle is itself a narrative juxtaposed with different tales and so an identical rules of interpretation are used to indicate the which means of the cycle in the e-book of Kings.
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Although the allusion may not be to the ¿nal form of the book of Exodus, it is certainly to the tradition of the 28. Morson and Emerson, Mikhail Bakhtin, 132. 29. This concept is also often known as “intertextuality,” but this term is problematic because of its lack of precise de¿nition. For a full discussion and overview of its ambiguity, and justi¿cation for selecting the term “inner-biblical allusion,” see Geoffrey D. Miller, “Intertextuality in Old Testament Research,” CBR 9 (2011): 283–309.
This contradiction is lessened by reversals between the stories. ” Furthermore, when Abraham does build an altar in v. 8, it is for invoking the Lord’s name not his own (see Zakovitch, “Juxtaposition,” 511–12). 6. See Mark A. Awabdy, “Babel, Suspense, and the Introduction to the Terah– Abram Narrative,” JSOT 35 (2010): 3–29, for other links between the three episodes—for example, migration and settlement. 1 36 Juxtaposition and the Elisha Cycle to her presence in v. 7 Now the ¿rst episode can be read as David distancing himself from his family and the associated responsibilities for appointing his successor.
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