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כה יעשה . . . וכה יוסיף

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The phrase כה יעשה . . . וכה יוסיף appears twelve times in the Bible in a variety of forms. The oath formula כה יעשה , which always explicitly invokes God, is invariably followed by a solemn pledge which promises that something will take place. In other words, this formula is not used to establish truth, but rather to assume personal responsibility for a particular occurrence. Despite its self-imprecatory formula, many of the pledges associated with this oath are not upheld. Oath-violators include Saul (I Sam. 14:44), David (I Sam. 25:22), Jezebel (I Kings 19:2), Ben-Hadad (I Kings 20:10), and Jehoram (II Kings 6:31). This chapter examines the anomalies of this oath formula. It then explores the incentives or objectives for each respective deviation from the usual formula with an eye toward deciphering the meaning of this phenomenon.

Keywords: כה יעשה; David; God; Jezebel

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