n Ekklesiastikos Pharos - Leadership and power in the Israelite society




In this article power is discussed as it relates to people in positions of leadership in Israel and Judah. Israel. A general discussion of the phenomenon of power is presented. This is followed by a brief investigation of positions of power within the Israelite society. It is done with a focus on the prophets in particular. The third aspect of the article is an attempt to relate the general insights gained from the discussion on power and leadership to the situation of leadership in the Israelite society. This is demonstrated by referring to concrete leadership events in some prophetic texts of the Old Testament.


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