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2 Konings 9-10: ’n Beoordeling van die Jehuvertelling as historiese bron

J. H. Breytenbach, J. P. Oberholzer
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 48, No 3/4 | a2434 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v48i3/4.2434 | © 1992 J. H. Breytenbach, J. P. Oberholzer | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 10 January 1992 | Published: 10 January 1992

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J. H. Breytenbach, Universiteit van Pretoria, South Africa
J. P. Oberholzer, Universiteit van Pretoria, South Africa

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2 Kings 9-10: An assessment of the Jehu narrative as a source of history
A document’s value as a source of history is determined neither by the details it provides, nor by a contemporary date of origin, but by its nature. It is argued that 2 Kings 9-10 is a deuteronomistically edited version of an original Jehu narrative. The propagandistic nature of the original narrative as a legitimizing legend for the Jehu dynasty puts it out of contention as a reliable source of history.

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