Tag Archives: Jacob L. Wright

Wright-invented or shaped?

Today I am looking back on my reading of Jacob L. Wright’s David, King of Israel, and Caleb in Biblical Memory.  Often we are tempted to avoid books we know we are going to disagree with.  Early on I knew … Continue reading

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Wright- a question addressed to his silence

I read Jacob L. Wright’s David, King of Israel, and Caleb in Biblical Memory to the end. Today I want to comment about something he does not talk about. Wright’s theory is that Hebron remained the capital of Judah until … Continue reading

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Wright-the David-Caleb rivalry through time

The stories of Caleb and David come together in the story of Nabal and Abigail in 1 Samuel 25.  Nabal is a wealthy Calebite, perhaps their chief.  And David brings the Calebites into Judah as a result of the death … Continue reading

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Wright-layering Caleb’s cake

In David, King of Israel, and Caleb in Biblical Memory, Jacob L. Wright sees the biblical text as like a layer cake.  It is not the product of someone stitching together fully developed narrative sources like the documentary theory claimed … Continue reading

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Wright-Caleb, Edom, and the Exile

Jacob L. Wright spent the first ten chapters of his David, King of Israel, and Caleb in Biblical Memory exploring what he sees as the literary construction of the David narrative.  He especially emphasized that many of the stories were … Continue reading

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Wright-the place of Chronicles

I continue to read and write about Jacob L. Wright’s David, King of Israel, and Caleb in Biblical Memory. Some of Wright’s assumptions about the composition of the Bible become more explicit in later chapters.  He sees the great tradition … Continue reading

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Wright-Absalom, Ithai and real life

I have read another chapter of David, King of Israel, and Caleb in Biblical Memory. Jacob L. Wright deals with the story of how Absalom usurped the throne and forced David to flee into the Transjordan as an ahistorical, constructed … Continue reading

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