• Cat Quine deposited On Dying in a City Gate: Implications in the Deaths of Eli, Abner and Jezebel in the group Group logo of Biblical StudiesBiblical Studies on Humanities Commons 4 months, 3 weeks ago

    Recent research has shown that city gates were a place of judgment, execution, and public displays in ancient Israel and the ancient Near East. This article explores the role of the gate on the literary level in the narratives concerning the deaths of Eli, Abner and Jezebel. It demonstrates how the function of gates in ancient Israel, and the institutions associated with them, allow the narrator to draw on themes of judgment, punishment and order, as well as creating a sense of irony throughout.