“My Wife Must Not Live in King David’s Palace” (2 Chr 8:11): A Contribution to the Diachronic Study of Intermarriage Traditions in the Hebrew Bible
- Journal of Biblical Literature
- Society of Biblical Literature
- Volume 135, Number 1, 2016
- pp. 35-47
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The majority of Hebrew Bible studies that deal with the portrayal of intermarriage focus on pentateuchal texts and/or Ezra-Nehemiah. This contribution looks at the royal narratives of Chronicles in order to see whether another view of the phenomenon of intermarriage (compared to Ezra-Nehemiah) emerges there. Special attention is given to the indication in the Solomon narrative that the king did not let his Egyptian wife live in David’s palace.