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Title: Ahabs Buße und die Komposition des deuteronomistischen Geschichtswerks
Author(s): STIPP, Hermann-Josef
Journal: Biblica
Volume: 76    Issue: 4   Date: 1995   
Pages: 471-497
DOI: 10.2143/BIB.76.4.3214845

Abstract :
The notice about Ahab's penance and the postponement of his punishment in 1 Kgs 21,27-29 creates a paradox. On the one hand Ahab is the sole recipient of the oracle addressed to the dynasty, whose punishment is postponed. On the other hand he is the only one who actually suffers the punishment (1 Kgs 22,38). This taken together with 1 Kgs 22,40 ('sleeping with his ancestors') supports the thesis that 1 Kgs 22,1-38 was not yet present in the original DtrG*. The interdependence of the prophetic stories in 1 Kgs 13 - 2 Kgs 13 as well as further observations make it probable that a majority of these texts entered DtrG only later. This would favour the block model for the origin of the DtrG as opposed to the layers model and points to its original function as a prospectus and warning notice which served as propaganda to accompany Josiah's reform.

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