• Retellings and Agency in Chronicles: The Case of Jehoshabeath (2 Chr 22:10-12)

    Author(s):
    Christine Mitchell (see profile)
    Date:
    2018
    Subject(s):
    Hebrew bible, Chronicles
    Item Type:
    Conference paper
    Conf. Title:
    SBL Annual Meeting
    Conf. Org.:
    Society of Biblical Literature
    Conf. Loc.:
    San Antonio, TX
    Conf. Date:
    November 2016
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6959C72Q
    Abstract:
    The motif of the endangered infant is found across a wide variety of eastern Mediterranean cultures (e.g., Sargon of Agade, Cyrus, Moses, Jesus). The story of Joash’s rescue by Jehoshabeath in 2 Chr 22:10-12 (= 2 Kgs 11:1-3) is an abbreviated version of the motif. In this paper, I explore the gendered dynamics of the story as it is retold in Chronicles. Building on my earlier work, I suggest that Chr’s version is consistent with the reduction of feminine agency and male appropriation of the maternal role seen in other parts of Chr.
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