By Gwilym H. Jones
The 3 Nathan narratives in 2 Samuel and I Kings, are given precise attention during this interesting learn. A persuasive try out is made to reconstruct the unique type of the traditions and to track the transformations made to them prior to they have been ultimately approved into the Succession Narrative. the unique Nathan, a courtroom respectable and leader spokesman for the Jebusite team, sought a operating compromise among the unique Jebusite population of Jerusalem and its new Israelite settlers. After accepting carrier below King David, Nathan attempted to safe the easiest he may for the Jebusites during this new scenario. while this practice used to be improved, converted and theologized, the constant Nathan of early culture turned a posh personality, and virtually appears to be like as a twin character: the diplomatic court docket prophet of the unique narrative turned an outspoken prophet of Yahweh within the 'theological' bills of his actions.