Jonathan Grossman, «The Design of the Dual Causality Principle in the Narrative of Absaloms Rebellion», Vol. 88 (2007) 558-566
The principle of dual causality, according to which the same event is projected twice for two different reasons Divine and human is known among scholars and researchers of the Bible. One of the outstanding narratives in which this principle becomes evident to the reader is Absaloms rebellion: the narrator tells the story in terms of political conflict, but hints of a deeper explanation, which sees the rebellion as a Divine punishment for David. This paper portrays how ambiguous expressions were employed in order to form the principle of dual causality in this narrative.