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Reflection Story — Another Dimension for the Valuation of Characters in Biblical Narrative / סיפור בבואה — מימד נוסף להערכת הדמויות בסיפור המקראי

יאיר זקוביץ and Yair Zakovitz
Tarbiẕ / תרביץ
כרך נד‎, חוברת ב‎ (טבת-אדר תשמ"ה), pp. 165-176
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/23596717
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Reflection Story — Another Dimension for the Valuation of Characters in Biblical Narrative / סיפור בבואה — מימד נוסף להערכת הדמויות בסיפור המקראי
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Abstract

The Biblical narrator portrays, sometimes, a character and its acts as an antithesis to another character and its deeds. The similarity between the new story and its origin is like the similarity between an image and its reflection in the mirror. The reflection reverses the groundlines of the original story. The reader who pays attention to the deliberate relationship between the two stories evaluates the protagonist in the light of the protagonist and its deeds in the parallel story. The phenomenon of 'Reflection Story' is presented by three examples: a. Gen. 27 in comparison to Gen. 18; b. 2 Sam. 20, 16-22 in comparison to Jud. 9, 50-54; c. 2 Sam. 11 in comparison to Gen. 38.

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