Memories of Monarchical Israel in the Narratives of David's Wars with Israel's Neighbours
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The article examines the literary relations between the accounts of David's war with Israel's neighbours (2 Sam 8:1–14) and his war with the Ammonites and Arameans (2 Sam 10:1–11:1a; 12:26–31). I suggest that the former was written later than the pre-Deuteronomistic story cycles of David and Solomon, and that it rests heavily on these works. I further posit that due to the long process of oral transmission of the history of David's rise, this account includes memories of different periods, some of which might reflect the time of Jeroboam II.