Chapter 4 David and the Temple of Solomon in Medieval Karaite Sources

The Arabic Commentaries of Yefet ben ʿEli on the Books of Kings and Chronicles

In: The Character of David in Judaism, Christianity and Islam
Author: Yair Zoran

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Abstract

The article explores Yefet ben ʿEli’s treatment of David’s testament to Solomon in 1 Chronicles 28 which relates to the building of the Temple, demonstrating the exegete’s literary sensibilities, as well as his ingenuity and originality in the artful way in which he combines different biblical passages and weaves them together into a unified literary structure that sheds a new light on the interpreted text.

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