Reasons for the insertion of the encomparability of God in Solomon's prayer
Loots, Peter Charles Edmund.
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In this thesis it was argued that the prime reason of the Deuteronomistic Historian (Dtr) for inserting the incomparability of God in Solomon's prayer was to convey his (Dtr's) theological interpretation of the history of Israel as history controlled by her sovereign God, Yahweh. Other reasons were also considered. This study does not pusue the incomparability formula throughout the Deuteronomistic writings, but confined itself to the prayer of Solomon and more specifically to the use of the incomparability formula. Therefore, this study intended to examine, in a scholarly and responsible manner, the main reason(s) for the insertion of the statement of the incomparability of God in king Solomon's prayer.