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The Wages of Sin: A Reappraisal of the 'Succession Narrative'
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The Wages of Sin: A Reappraisal of the 'Succession Narrative'


Sheffield Academic Press 1996

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Gillian Keys examines the “succession narrative,” a long-held literary and theological viewpoint on the life of David. She gives an in-depth introduction to the concept and its key twentieth-century thinkers. Keys then brings the different views into dialogue, along with her own theories. Giving careful attention to the key passages in 1 Kings and 2 Samuel, she presents a readable analysis of the succession narrative and David’s reign.

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Key Features

  • Preface by the author
  • Indexes and bibliographies to guide research
  • Notes and cross-references

Product Details

  • Title: The Wages of Sin: A Reappraisal of the 'Succession Narrative'
  • Author: Gillian Keys
  • Publisher: Sheffield Academic
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Pages: 235

About Gillian Keys

Gillian Keys, PhD, lives in Ireland.