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Jonatan - tronföljaren som inte blev kung : om en relation och dess konsekvenser

Hennig, Jonna (2006)
Centre for Theology and Religious Studies
Abstract
The story of Jonathan and David is a part of the deuteronomical view of Israels history from the occupation of the holy land all the way to the exile in Babylon. I am aware of that this is not true history, but it is nevertheless interesting to ask oneself: Why are those people a part of the deuteronomical history? What was the meaning in telling the story in this way?

Exegetes and researchers are trying to give the relationship between Jonathan and David a place in the political realm, but here I have used several sources to show that it is not only a political story, but a loveaffair, where Jonathan is pictured as a submissive woman and thereby excludes himself from the throne of Israel. David on the other hand, acts as the perfect man,... (More)
The story of Jonathan and David is a part of the deuteronomical view of Israels history from the occupation of the holy land all the way to the exile in Babylon. I am aware of that this is not true history, but it is nevertheless interesting to ask oneself: Why are those people a part of the deuteronomical history? What was the meaning in telling the story in this way?

Exegetes and researchers are trying to give the relationship between Jonathan and David a place in the political realm, but here I have used several sources to show that it is not only a political story, but a loveaffair, where Jonathan is pictured as a submissive woman and thereby excludes himself from the throne of Israel. David on the other hand, acts as the perfect man, who is in command in spite of his youth. He does not break the rules of the patriarchal society, where the relation between two men was accepted as long as the older one did not play the womans role. David can become the king when Saul's seed got wasted through the very female Jonathan.

Part of my work deals with some of the biblical texts which are often used in the critique against male-with-male relations. I give arguments for other possible understandings of the texts at hand. (Less)
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author
Hennig, Jonna
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
David, Jonatan, Jonathan, homosexualitet i Bibeln, homosexuality in the Bible, Samuelsboken, Saul, Bible, Bibelvetenskap
language
Swedish
id
1326905
date added to LUP
2006-10-10
date last changed
2006-10-10
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  abstract     = {The story of Jonathan and David is a part of the deuteronomical view of Israels history from the occupation of the holy land all the way to the exile in Babylon. I am aware of that this is not true history, but it is nevertheless interesting to ask oneself: Why are those people a part of the deuteronomical history? What was the meaning in telling the story in this way?

Exegetes and researchers are trying to give the relationship between Jonathan and David a place in the political realm, but here I have used several sources to show that it is not only a political story, but a loveaffair, where Jonathan is pictured as a submissive woman and thereby excludes himself from the throne of Israel. David on the other hand, acts as the perfect man, who is in command in spite of his youth. He does not break the rules of the patriarchal society, where the relation between two men was accepted as long as the older one did not play the womans role. David can become the king when Saul's seed got wasted through the very female Jonathan.

Part of my work deals with some of the biblical texts which are often used in the critique against male-with-male relations. I give arguments for other possible understandings of the texts at hand.},
  author       = {Hennig, Jonna},
  keyword      = {David,Jonatan,Jonathan,homosexualitet i Bibeln,homosexuality in the Bible,Samuelsboken,Saul,Bible,Bibelvetenskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Jonatan - tronföljaren som inte blev kung : om en relation och dess konsekvenser},
  year         = {2006},
}