Jonatan - tronföljaren som inte blev kung

om en relation och dess konsekvenser

The story of Jonathan and David is a part of the deuteronomical view of Israels history from the occupation of the holy land all the way to the exile in Babylon. I am aware of that this is not true history, but it is nevertheless interesting to ask oneself: Why are those people a part of the deuteronomical history? What was the meaning in telling the story in this way?Exegetes and researchers are trying to give the relationship between Jonathan and David a place in the political realm, but here I have used several sources to show that it is not only a political story, but a loveaffair, where Jonathan is pictured as a submissive woman and thereby excludes himself from the throne of Israel. David on the other hand, acts as the perfect man, who is in command in spite of his youth. He does not break the rules of the patriarchal society, where the relation between two men was accepted as long as the older one did not play the womans role. David can become the king when Saul's seed got wasted through the very female Jonathan.Part of my work deals with some of the biblical texts which are often used in the critique against male-with-male relations. I give arguments for other possible understandings of the texts at hand.


Jonna Hennig

Lärosäte och institution

Lunds universitet/Centrum för Teologi och Religionsvetenskap


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