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In Samuel, Elija- and Elisha tradition the image of a prophecy were found, which, even in its pre-classical expression, is concerned with the social situation in Israel. The central figure of this composition is Samuel, in which there is a single occurring divination specialist. As a historical starting point the participation of Samuel to the introduction of the monarchy in Israel can be seen. The aim of the single tradition was to integrate the new institution "kingdom" in the religious symbol system of Israel and to establish the participation of Yahweh in the determination of the king. The "charismatic kingdom" in the sense of a constitutional reality did not exist in northern Israel. Elisha is represented here as the legitimate successor of Elija. The original text of the chapter is in German.

Keywords: charismatic kingdom; Elija tradition; Elisha tradition; Israel; Samuel; Yahweh



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