Rewriting David and Goliath?

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The well-known debate about the different versions of the story of David and Goliath has mainly revolved around the question which one, the shorter version of the Septuagint or the longer one of the Masoretic Text, should be considered to be the more original. The view that preference should be given to the shorter form is gradually gaining ground, and that is also the starting point for my presentation. The question I would like to address is: What is the origin of the expansions of the MT? It has been suggested that they would have been part of an alternative story that circulated separately from the story in the First Book of Samuel (e.g. J. Lust). Another theory was proposed by A.G. Auld, together with C.Y.S. Ho, suggesting that the expansions were developed on the basis of the stories of Saul with the purpose of demonstrating how much more glorious David
was than Saul. Auld and Ho maintain that there never existed an alternative story, and so far I agree with them. However, I would like to develop a more plausible explanation of the motives and editorial techniques behind the expansions.
Titel på gästpublikationFrom Scribal Error to Rewriting : How Ancient Texts Could and Could Not Be Changed
RedaktörerAnneli Aejmelaeus, Drew Longacre, Natia Mirotadze
Antal sidor16
FörlagVandenhoeck & Ruprecht
StatusPublicerad - 2020
MoE-publikationstypA3 Del av bok eller annan forskningsbok


NamnDe Septuaginta Investigationes
FörlagVandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISSN (tryckt)2198-1140


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Aejmelaeus, A. (2020). Rewriting David and Goliath? I A. Aejmelaeus, D. Longacre, & N. Mirotadze (Red.), From Scribal Error to Rewriting: How Ancient Texts Could and Could Not Be Changed (s. 165-180). (De Septuaginta Investigationes; Nr. 12). Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht .