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Title: The Omride Dynasty and the Reshaping of the Judahite Historical Memory
Author(s): SERGI, Omer
Journal: Biblica
Volume: 97    Issue: 4   Date: 2016   
Pages: 503-526
DOI: 10.2143/BIB.97.4.3186053

Abstract :
Although, historically, the Davidic kings had much to gain from their alliance with the Omrides, nothing of that was remembered in Judah; the abiding image of the Omrides in the Book of Kings is negative. I analyze, therefore, three different stories (2 Kgs 14,8-14; 1 Kgs 22,1-38; 2 Kgs 3,4-27) that mention the alliance between the two royal houses in order to discuss the origins of this bad image of the Omrides. I demonstrate that these stories, taken from pre-Deuteronomistic sources, reflect how the political marriage between the Davidic and the Omride kings was remembered in Judah prior to the composition of the Book of Kings.

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