The 1501 Spring 2004 Quiz #5 makeup 4/2/04Name:______________________

Respond to the following essay questions. Be succinct -- information is much more important than volume. This is due at the beginning of class on Friday, Apr. 16.

What is the Succession Narrative. In terms of the plot, what issue is it addressing? On the other hand, what might be the theological point of the story? Why do scholars not think it was penned by the Deuteronomist, even though it is integrated into his larger composition in the Bible? If it does not come from the Deuteronomist, who might have written it and why? Why did the Chronicler leave it out, and what alternative story about King David has he (the Chronicler) supplied?

Contrast the theological position on the nature of good and evil, and especially the problem of theodicy as presented in the books of Proverbs and Job. What is the relationship between the story of Job and the central discourse in the book? What conclusions do each promote?

Imagine that you are the Deuteronomist living in the contemporary United States. Using the structure that the Deuteronomist uses in 1-2 Kings, describe the career of a recent U.S. President. If you are not particularly familiar with U.S. political history, you may choose a head of state in another country instead.