The First Words of Ahab

Robert Alter taught us but the first words and the first actions of the characters are important for their characterization, revealing depths about who they are and not surface details.

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Solomon and His Servant | 1 Kings 11:11 | Literary Bits

Therefore the LORD said to Solomon, “Since this has been your practice and you have not kept my covenant and my statutes that I have commanded you, I will surely tear the kingdom from you and will give it to your servant. - 1 Kings 11:11

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