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By Yael Ziegler

Whereas many experiences discover the literary position of the oath generally literature, none have contended with the position of the oath within the biblical narratives. This research seeks to fill that vacuum. the 1st part of this learn examines the literary importance of many of the oath formulae that seem in biblical narratives, targeting anomalous formulations of the respective oath formulae. the second one portion of this learn explores the narratives surrounding characters, Saul and David, either one of whom usually interact in oath-making. The oaths taken by means of, to and approximately those characters reflect the narrative itself, and serve as as a prism by which the nature s profession is refracted. This examine demonstrates that by means of perceiving the oath as a literary equipment for plot and personality improvement, extra or extra special meanings could be printed within the biblical stories."

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