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Ausgabe:

November/2016

Spalte:

1207–1209

Kategorie:

Altes Testament

Autor/Hrsg.:

Bezzel, Hannes

Titel/Untertitel:

Saul. Israels König in Tradition, Redaktion und früher Rezeption.

Verlag:

Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck 2015. XII, 303 S. = Forschungen zum Alten Testament, 97. Lw. EUR 94,00. ISBN 978-3-16-153684-7.

Rezensent:

Klaus-Peter Adam

This University of Jena Habilitation thesis by Hannes Bezzel takes up the reception-historical studies of Ehrlich/White 2006, Hentschel 2003, and offers five reflections on Saul in literary sources and his redefinition throughout the re-reading of tradition (3), starting with Qumran, the rewritten Bible of Pseudo-Philo Liber Antiquitatum, Ben Sira, Josephus; while bracketing out historical aspects (3,6). The reception history of more than 300 years in early Judaism (chapter 2, 8–81), from Ben Sira to 4Q252, testifies to the openness of earlier traditions about Saul for interpretation. Saul’s place in a salvation history in early Judaism is contested given the ambivalence of his election and his apparent demise by God.
Ben Sira programmatically understood Saul as »wicked« ...


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