Farewell, King Arawna : The Threshing Floor of the Ark (2 Sam. 24)

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Kletter , R 2022 , Farewell, King Arawna : The Threshing Floor of the Ark (2 Sam. 24) . in U Davidovich , N Yahalom-Mack & S Matskevich (eds) , Material, Method, and Meaning : Papers in Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology in Honor of Ilan Sharon . Ägypten und Altes Testament , vol. 110 , Zaphon , Münster , pp. 375-385 .

Title: Farewell, King Arawna : The Threshing Floor of the Ark (2 Sam. 24)
Author: Kletter, Raz
Other contributor: Davidovich, Uri
Yahalom-Mack, Naama
Matskevich, Sveta
Contributor organization: Faculty of Theology
Centre of Excellence in Ancient Near Eastern Empires (ANEE)
Publisher: Zaphon
Date: 2022
Language: eng
Number of pages: 11
Belongs to series: Material, Method, and Meaning
Belongs to series: Ägypten und Altes Testament
ISBN: 978-3-96327-176-2
ISSN: 0720-9061
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/346548
Abstract: The “threshing floor of Arawna” (or Araunah, Orna, Ornan) appears in the story about the altar built by King David to stop the plague (2 Sam. 24: 16b–25) caused by his census (2 Sam. 24:1–16a). It forms part of the so-called appendix to the book of Samuel (2 Sam. 21–24). There are many original interpretations of 2 Sam. 24, and the related 1 Chron. 21 and 4QSAMa. Studies treat the textual and literary aspects in detail and attempt to interpret the possible implications for the history of early Jerusalem, the Jebusites, the origins of the Jerusalem Temple, the figure of King David, and more. In this article, an alternative interpretation of the story about the “threshing floor of Arawna” is offered, which avoids plagiarism – at the price of losing the hero.
Subject: 614 Theology
Iron age
Threshing floor
Biblical Archaeology
Book of Samuel
King David
Peer reviewed: Yes
Usage restriction: openAccess
Self-archived version: publishedVersion

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