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Gēr+ yātôm-’almānâ = deuteronomis(tis)kt? En utredande studie av begreppet gēr- yātôm-’almānâ i Deuteronomium och profeterna.

Mårtensson, Charlotta LU (2013) TEOK51 20122
Centre for Theology and Religious Studies
Abstract
In Deuteronomy the triad of gēr (sojourner), yātôm (the fatherless) and ‘almānâ (widow) is frequently cited. In my essay I explore the reason for its recurrence and come to the conclusion that the author of Deuteronomy attached the group gēr with the almānâ and yātôm – two grups that were traditionally regarded as vulnerable in Ancient Near Eastern societies. My explanation to the frequent mentioning of the triad in Deuteronomy is this: After the fall of Samaria in 722 BCE a large group of refugees fled to Judah and they came to be gērîm. The authors of Deuteronomy were eager to attach the immigrants from the North to the temple of Jerusalem to avoid apostasy from their cult. With the laws of Deuteronomy mentioning the gēr- yātôm-’almānâ... (More)
In Deuteronomy the triad of gēr (sojourner), yātôm (the fatherless) and ‘almānâ (widow) is frequently cited. In my essay I explore the reason for its recurrence and come to the conclusion that the author of Deuteronomy attached the group gēr with the almānâ and yātôm – two grups that were traditionally regarded as vulnerable in Ancient Near Eastern societies. My explanation to the frequent mentioning of the triad in Deuteronomy is this: After the fall of Samaria in 722 BCE a large group of refugees fled to Judah and they came to be gērîm. The authors of Deuteronomy were eager to attach the immigrants from the North to the temple of Jerusalem to avoid apostasy from their cult. With the laws of Deuteronomy mentioning the gēr- yātôm-’almānâ they wanted to promote the cult centralization of Josiah through acceptance and support from the ancient Israelite society in Judah. In my essay I also account for the deuteronomistic material in the Prophets and conclude that it was the juridical laws that survived from the book of Deuteronomy, when there was no need to endorse the temple cult of Jerusalem. (Less)
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author
Mårtensson, Charlotta LU
supervisor
organization
course
TEOK51 20122
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Deuteronomium, gēr, yātôm, ‘almānâ.
language
Swedish
id
3409079
date added to LUP
2013-01-24 09:09:00
date last changed
2013-01-24 09:09:00
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  abstract     = {In Deuteronomy the triad of gēr (sojourner), yātôm (the fatherless) and ‘almānâ (widow) is frequently cited. In my essay I explore the reason for its recurrence and come to the conclusion that the author of Deuteronomy attached the group gēr with the almānâ and yātôm – two grups that were traditionally regarded as vulnerable in Ancient Near Eastern societies. My explanation to the frequent mentioning of the triad in Deuteronomy is this: After the fall of Samaria in 722 BCE a large group of refugees fled to Judah and they came to be gērîm. The authors of Deuteronomy were eager to attach the immigrants from the North to the temple of Jerusalem to avoid apostasy from their cult. With the laws of Deuteronomy mentioning the gēr- yātôm-’almānâ they wanted to promote the cult centralization of Josiah through acceptance and support from the ancient Israelite society in Judah. In my essay I also account for the deuteronomistic material in the Prophets and conclude that it was the juridical laws that survived from the book of Deuteronomy, when there was no need to endorse the temple cult of Jerusalem.},
  author       = {Mårtensson, Charlotta},
  keyword      = {Deuteronomium,gēr,yātôm,‘almānâ.},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Gēr+ yātôm-’almānâ = deuteronomis(tis)kt? En utredande studie av begreppet gēr- yātôm-’almānâ i Deuteronomium och profeterna.},
  year         = {2013},
}