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In: Biblical Genealogies: A Form-Critical Analysis, with a Special Focus on Women
In: Biblical Genealogies: A Form-Critical Analysis, with a Special Focus on Women
In: Biblical Genealogies: A Form-Critical Analysis, with a Special Focus on Women
In: Biblical Genealogies: A Form-Critical Analysis, with a Special Focus on Women
In: Biblical Genealogies: A Form-Critical Analysis, with a Special Focus on Women

Abstract

The article uses the story of David and Jonathan to examine how medieval Christian and Jewish traditions treated friendship between men in relation to marriage. It demonstrates that David and Jonathan friendship was most often invoked in the Christian Central Middle Ages in a monastic context, while in the Jewish tradition male friendship often occurred in commentaries on Pirqe Avot, where it was understood either as companionship in Torah study, or as a spiritual relationship. This second kind of friendship is contrasted with heterosexual love, despite that in both traditions the line between friendship and love is not sharp.

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

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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.

In: The Character of David in Judaism, Christianity and Islam
Author: Barbara Gryczan

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The paper provides a detailed analysis of an autobiographical poem, composed by Shmuel ha-Nagid as a commemoration of his victory in battle over the troops attacking the foregrounds of Granada. It explores the process of artistic auto-creation, unravelling the complex matrix of biblical intertexts and historical allusions as well as artistic devices and poetical mechanisms introduced by the poet in order to portray himself not only as a righteous leader of the nation and a direct heir of the Levites, but also a divinely inspired poet, an anointed “singer of God,” and “the David of his age.”

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