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I. The Biblical Account of the Time Period
I.1. Aspects of Post- and Innerbiblical Reception History
I.2. The Time Period according to Chronicles
I.3.1 Toward Establishing a State
I.3.2. The Periodization of the Early Monarchy
I.3.3. Mirroring the Early Monarchy in Its Continued History
I.4. The Time Period according to Pre-Deuteronomistic Sources
I.4.1. The Portrait of Samuel
I.4.1.1. Samuel Rises as Israel’s Last Judge
I.4.1.2. Samuel Appoints Israel’s First King
I.4.2. The Portrait of Saul
I.4.2.1. The Chosen One
I.4.2.2. Saul as a Failure
I.4.2.3. The Raving Saul
I.4.2.4. The Tragic One
I.4.2.5. The Man without Heirs
I.4.3. The Portrait of David
I.4.3.1. Yhwh’s Chosen One
I.4.3.2. Saul’s Opponent
I.4.3.3. The Ruler of Israel
I.4.3.4. The Founder of a Dynasty
I.4.3.5. Yhwh’s Proven One
I.4.4. The Portrait of Solomon
I.4.4.1. How Solomon Was Born and Attained the Throne
I.4.4.2. How Solomon Organized His Kingdom
I.4.4.3. How Solomon Built the Temple
II. The History of the Early Monarchy
II.1. Basic Issues
II.1.1. Biblical History and Factual History
II.1.1.2. Historical Deconstruction
II.1.1.3. History and Faith
II.1.1.4. Basics of Historical Reconstruction
II.1.2. Indirect Witnesses to the Formation of the State
II.1.2.1. Comparisons to Earlier and Later Periods
II.1.3.1. City Architecture and Administrative Buildings
II.1.4. Written Evidence for Israel’s First Kings
II.1.4.1. Extrabiblical Evidence
II.1.4.2. Biblical Sources
II.2. The History of Israel during the Early Monarchy
II.2.1. Saul—David—Solomon: Three Rulers in Profile
II.2.2. Enthronement and the Order of State
II.2.3. Administration and Taxes
II.2.4. Economics and Social Issues
II.2.5. Cultural and Spiritual Life
II.2.6. Cult and Religion
II.2.7. Foreign Affairs and Trade Policies
II.2.8. Army and Military Equipment
II.2.9. External Enemies and Wars
II.2.10. Internal Strife and Civil Wars
III. The Literature of the Time Period
III.1. Hypotheses on the Literature from the Early Monarchy
III.1.1. The So-Called Succession Narrative
III.1.2. The So-Called Narrative of David’s Rise
III.1.3. The Ark Narrative
III.1.4. The So-Called Narrative of Samuel’s Youth
III.1.5. The Book of the History of Solomon
III.1.6. The So-Called Yahwist History
III.2. The History of the Early Monarchy and Its Literary Precursors
III.2.1. Individual Traditions
III.2.2. Extended Narratives
III.2.3. Narrative Collections and Novellas
III.2.3.1. The Samuel–Saul Narrative
III.2.3.2. The Narratives on the Fate of the Ark
III.2.3.4. The Narrative Collection on “David the Outlaw”
III.2.3.5. The Bathsheba-Solomon Novella
III.2.3.6. The Book of the Story of Solomon
III.2.4. The Narrative History of the Early Monarchy
III.2.4.1. Style and Intention of the Narrative History
III.2.4.4. On the Image of God in the Narrative
IV. Theological Conclusions
IV.1. The Early Monarchy and Biblical History
IV.2. State Rule and Divine Rule
IV.3. Election and Rejection, Tragedy and Blessing
IV.4. Men and Women
IV.5. Violence and Abstinence from Violence
Index of Names and Subjects
Index of Biblical References
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The Early Monarchy in Israel

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