By Yael Ziegler

Whereas many stories discover the literary function of the oath as a rule literature, none have contended with the position of the oath within the biblical narratives. This research seeks to fill that vacuum. the 1st component of this learn examines the literary importance of some of the oath formulae that seem in biblical narratives, targeting anomalous formulations of the respective oath formulae. the second one component to this research explores the narratives surrounding characters, Saul and David, either one of whom often have interaction in oath-making. The oaths taken by way 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 research demonstrates that through perceiving the oath as a literary machine for plot and personality improvement, extra or extra certain meanings could be published within the biblical stories."

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