Don't shoot the messenger [electronic resource] : reading Malachi in light of ancient Persian royal messengers in the time of Xerxes /Show full item record
|Title||Don't shoot the messenger [electronic resource] : reading Malachi in light of ancient Persian royal messengers in the time of Xerxes /|
|Author||Fox, R. Michael|
|Abstract||Malachi contains a substantial amount of messenger language, imagery, and vocabulary. When one uses a reconstruction of ancient Persian royal messengers to construct an interpretive lens for reading the text, it becomes apparent that Malachi exhibits a root messenger metaphor from whence the many individual metaphors and decorations derive. This presentation of the book suggests that Malachi's historical context is the early reign of Xerxes, a time when the Persian emperor was constantly sending royal heralds throughout the known world. Malachi's form is best seen as a royal message (from YHWH, the Great King).|
|Description||Title from dissertation title page (viewed Jun. 23, 2014).
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University, 2014.
"Dissertation presented to the Faculty of the Brite Divinity School in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Biblical Interpretation."
Dissertation advisor: David M. Gunn.
Includes bibliographical references.
Text (electronic thesis) in PDF.
|Subject||Xerxes I, King of Persia, 519 B.C.-465 B.C. or 464 B.C.
Bible. Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Metaphor in the Bible.
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