The Composition of the Elijah-Elisha Stories and the Deuteronomistic History

  title={The Composition of the Elijah-Elisha Stories and the Deuteronomistic History},
  author={Susanne Otto},
  journal={Journal for the Study of the Old Testament},
  pages={487 - 508}
  • Susanne Otto
  • Published 2003
  • Philosophy
  • Journal for the Study of the Old Testament
This article argues that the development of the text within 1 Kgs 16.29- 2 Kgs 10.36 can be described in four major stages. First, the Deuteronomistic History—which was composed shortly after 562 BCE—contained only three of the Elijah-Elisha stories: the narratives about Naboth’s vineyard, Ahaziah’s death and the story of Jehu’s coup. By means of the epoch from Ahab to Jehu the Deuteronomists demonstrated the reliability of the word of God throughout history. Further, they embodied the theme… Expand
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Narrative and Meaning in the Book of Kings
  • Bib
  • 1989
History of Israelite religion
  • 62
34 breaks the association between 1 Kgs 16.29-33 and 17.1; see, e.g., Hölscher
    According to the LXX, the story about Naboth's vineyard follows directly after
      Kgs 17-19! 43
      • Compare Stipp
      Literature (FOTL, 9
        The absence of the remark in LXX L provides further evidence for this assumption
        • Compare also Dietrich