© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2008 DOI: 10.1163/157006308X297732 Journal for the Study of Judaism 39 (2008) 367-373 www.brill.nl/jsj Jeroboam’s Rise and Fall in the Hebrew and Greek Bible Methodological Reﬂections on a Recent Article: Marvin A. Sweeney, “A Reassessment of the Masoretic and Septuagint Versions of the Jeroboam Narratives in 1 Kings/3 Kingdoms 11-14,” JSJ 38 (2007): 165-195 Adrian Schenker Universität Fribourg, Rue du Botzet 8, Postfach 224, 1705 Fribourg, Switzerland firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com Abstract Th e Jeroboam narrative occurs in two main forms, one in the Hebrew Bible, 1 Kings 11-14, and the other in the Greek Bible, 3 Kingdoms 12:24a-z. Th is diﬀerence gave rise to a scholarly debate over many decades. In a recent article in the JSJ , Marvin A. Sweeney has proposed a new method in order to settle this old problem. In this present note, his proposal and arguments are evaluated, and it is suggested that Sweeney has not taken into account all aspects which should have been considered, and that some of his arguments may not be entirely convincing. Keywords Hebrew and Greek Bible, text history, narrrative analysis, Jeroboam I Th e diﬀerences between the Jeroboam narratives in the Hebrew and
Journal for the Study of Judaism – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 2008
Keywords: NARRRATIVE ANALYSIS; TEXT HISTORY; JEROBOAM; HEBREW AND GREEK BIBLE
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