David i fortællingen i verden
Interpretations of the narratives about David in the Books of
Samuel can be divided roughly into works that understand them one
way or the other as products of history, and works that tend to disregard
questions about their historical conditions. But neither strategy – studying
the meaning of their production in terms of history, or not at all
– can bring out all facets in the meaning of producing these narratives.
Here a spatial approach is taken, according to which the production
of literature is not simply caused by historical contexts that can be accounted
for in research; it takes place in unresolved social situations of
which the authors are not in control. From this perspective, some nuances
are suggested about how the writing of the David narratives could
be meaningful to their author(s).