Added: March 14, 2015 – Last updated: March 14, 2015
Author: Amanda Smith
Title: A Thing Not Done in Israel
Thesis: M.A. Thesis, University of Georgia at Athens
Pages: vii + 66pp.
Link: Athenæum@UGA (Free Access)
Abstract: »This thesis examines four separate biblical texts. Scholars have long noted similarities between the “rape” accounts in Genesis 19, Genesis 34, Judges 19, and II Samuel 13. The work herein shows the dialogical interaction between the four scenes. Further, this examination suggests that the scenes create a progressive narrative movement that provides commentary on Israel’s kingship. Ultimately, I suggest that the final scene, II Samuel 13, signals the end of Israel’s united monarchy.« (Source: Thesis)