By Daniel Pioske
The background of David's Jerusalem continues to be some of the most contentious subject matters of the traditional international. This research engages with the fierce debates concerning the nature of the positioning via reading contemporary archaeological proof from the location and via exploring the connection of those fabric continues to be to claims made approximately David's royal heart within the Hebrew Bible. After a attention of assorted theoretical questions that encompass the research of an historical earlier represented in written texts from antiquity, Pioske's paintings explores how David's Jerusalem used to be remembered inside of writings composed within the overdue Iron Age (the Books of Samuel-Kings) and overdue Persian/early Hellenistic (the publication of Chronicles). With those literary pictures in brain, this quantity then transitions right into a distinct reconstruction of the panorama and lifeways of early tenth century BCE Jerusalem, or the site attached to David within the biblical narrative. via this juxtaposition of the thoughts of Jerusalem preserved within the biblical writings and a reconstruction of the location derived from modern old examine, Pioske calls awareness to the tough dating among a remembered previous and a old one, and invitations the reader to think about David's Jerusalem as a position that inhabits the nation-states of either background and reminiscence.
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172. Yosef Garfinkel and Saar Ganor, Khirbet Qeiyafa Vol. I (2009): 75–109. 173. Israel Finkelstein, “Excavations at Khribet ed-Dawwara” (1990): 163–208. 174. Ibid. , 202. this type of record of “forgotten locations” may be prolonged. the biggest urban within the Beth-Shean Valley, Tel Rehov, doesn't play any half in any tales dedicated to David’s reign, and should have fallen out of reminiscence as a result of its destruction via the Assyrians and its abandonment after the eighth century BCE. further to this website can be a variety of different settlements, together with Tel Qasile, Khirbet Raddana, and Tel Masos, all of which served as very important settlements within the Iron I/Iron IIA interval, yet have been destroyed or deserted by way of the ninth century BCE and aren't brought up within the biblical corpus. one hundred seventy five. Na’aman, “Account of David’s Wars,” 207–10. 176. Nava Panitz-Cohen et al. , “Northern publicity: Launching Excavations at inform Abil el-Qameh (Abel Beth Maacah)” (2013): 27–42. 177. Hermann Niemann, Herrschaft, Königtum, und Staat (1993): 8–10. 178. Finkelstein and Silberman, David and Solomon, 107. 179. For this Jerusalem, see chapters 4 and 5 of this learn. a hundred and eighty. David Ussishkin, “King Solomon’s Palaces” (1973): 78–105. 181. Sanders, 114–22. 182. So Shalmaneser III’s description, for instance, in RIMA, Vol. III, A. zero. 102. 28, 18b-23. 183. F. M. move, “A Literate Soldier: Lachish Letter III,” in Biblical and comparable stories provided to Samuel Iwry (1985), 41–7. 184. Maurice Halbwachs, l. a. Mémoire Collective (1968): 130–167 185. Susan Sherratt, “Archaeological Contexts” (2005): 134–41. 186. Innes, 33–34. 187. J. D. Y. Peel, “Making historical past: The earlier within the Ijesho current” (1984): 119. 188. Walter Benjamin, Illuminations: Essays and Reflections (1968): 91–92. 189. Cf. Halpern, the 1st Historians, 230. a hundred ninety. Nadav Na’aman equally tricks at this hazard in “Biblical and ancient Jerusalem” (2012): 23. David’s Jerusalem in Samuel-Kings 131 191. Carr, The Formation of the Hebrew Bible, 3–36. 192. Ibid. , 37–101. 193. Ibid. , 36. 194. Ibid, 99. 195. Ibid. , 13–18. 196. Ibid. , 6. three David’s Jerusalem within the publication of Chronicles The Redress of the Past Merriment, the nice moral sense, the chuffed deed, self assurance in what lay ahead—in the case of a person as of a humans, all of this stuff depend upon the lifestyles of a line dividing the intense and discernible from the un-illuminable and darkish; on one realizing the correct time to omit simply in addition to the suitable time to recollect. 1 Out of the ashes and rubble of a Jerusalem razed by means of Nebuchadnezzar’s military, there arose a brand new payment within the centuries that undefined. 2 inside this era of Jerusalem’s gradual rebirth, the tale of Judah’s prior was once rewritten for a neighborhood who, very like Jerusalem itself, have been remodeled via the reviews of struggle and international empire. This new tale, depending on, yet fairly special from, the stories conveyed in Samuel-Kings, reveals specific value for this examine of David’s Jerusalem since it offers a moment, disparate viewpoint of David’s capital from antiquity. for that reason, in preserving up the Chronicler’s depiction of David’s Jerusalem along that portrait rendered in Samuel-Kings, the historian is afforded the unusual chance to watch how literary stories of David’s capital have been negotiated and reframed inside of a moment, later textual content from the traditional global.