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By Peter D. Miscall

In a decisive departure from conventional biblical scholarship, Miscall deals a interpreting of one Samuel that's strongly encouraged via New feedback, Structuralism, and Deconstruction.

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18:5–6).  20:27, but they will keep an oath they have made regardless of its disastrous consequences.  Yet, surprisingly, it works; Benjamin is saved.  3:30), forty years (Judg.  There is civil war and the near extinction of a tribe, but the people and the tribe survive. " The fact serves to explain why Israel is so often sold into the hands of her enemies.  The absence of a king may account for the lawlessness in the land, but it does not address the issue of why the lawlessness can achieve its goals.

14:3.  The word of the Lord against Eli is not mentioned again after 1 Kings 2. However, if Abiathar is a member of the line of the house of Eli through Ahitub, what of "Zadok son of Ahitub," who is David's other priest with Abiathar (2 Sam.  But, as with the fate of Shiloh, a definitive resolution is blocked, because the narrative simply drops the matter.  The terminology and phraseology of the speech set much in motion; the terms of the speech are disseminated into the text to attach themselves, in various ways, to others beyond the house of Eli.

Or it is a mandatory offering to be presented in such a situation.  I cite two passages from Judges. , is related to the undecidability of the status and function of ritual, indeed of the entire cultic order.  Samuel and Saul build altars and offer sacrifices without thereby becoming priests and without usurping priestly prerogatives. , "eat nothing unclean" in Judg.  There is no need to trace the dispersion within Numbers 6, Judges 13–16, and 1 Samuel 1, but I do draw attention to it, since other cogent examples follow.

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