• What Do You Do When Your Prophet Dies? Abigail, the Medium of Endor and the Raising of Samuel

    Author(s):
    Laurence A. Turner
    Editor(s):
    Tom de Bruin (see profile)
    Date:
    2021
    Group(s):
    Spes Christiana (journal)
    Subject(s):
    Theology, Bible. Old Testament
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Old Testament
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/kd16-6t55
    Abstract:
    1 Sam. 28:3‒25 has long been a controversial biblical narrative. This narrative-critical analysis suggests that readers may gain insight in-to its meaning by reading it within the context of the books of Sam-uel. I argue that 1 Sam. 25 and 28:3‒25 share many common themat-ic and linguistic details which invite an intratextual comparison of the two narratives. In particular, the characters of Abigail and the medium of Endor, when read in light of each other and considering the characteristics of other adjacent chapters, as well as biblical rep-resentations of the practice of necromancy, predispose readers to be sceptical about the claims of the medium.
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