Deuteronomy and the Deuteronomic School Book

Deuteronomy and the Deuteronomic School


  • Author : Moshe Weinfeld
  • Publisher : Eisenbrauns
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 467
  • ISBN 10 : 0931464404

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Deuteronomy and the Deuteronomic School Excerpt :

By means of a threefold approach--typological analysis of literary forms, investigation of religious ideology, and study of didactic aims and methods--Weinfeld shows that the deuteronomic composition was the creation of scribal circles who began their work some time prior to the reign of Josiah and were still at work after the fall of Judah. Includes a 46-page detailed appendix on deuteronomic phraseology. This volume is a reprint of the 1972 Oxford edition.

Second Zechariah and the Deuteronomic School Book

Second Zechariah and the Deuteronomic School


  • Author : Raymond F. Person, Jr.
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 1993-11-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN 10 : 9780567017925

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Second Zechariah and the Deuteronomic School Excerpt :

Person concludes that the Deuteronomic school's redactional activity continued into the postexilic period. In Part I, he first critiques the commonly-held conclusion that the Deuteronomic school ceased in the Exile. He then presents evidence that suggests that the Deuteronomic redactions of the Deuteronomic History and Jeremiah continued into the postexilic period. this evidence is of two types: (1) Deuteronomic phraseology in the postexilic additions found in the MT and (2) the themes of return and restoratin as vaticinia ex eventu. In Part II, the conclusion that the Detueronomic school continued in the postexilic period is bolstered with additional evidence in the form of Deuteronomic phraseology in the redactional material of Second Zechariah. adapting the methodology applied by J Philip Hyatt and others to Jeremiah, Person argues that Zechariah was redacted by the Deuteronomic school with the addition of the Deuteronomic prose in Zechariah 9-14. In Part III, Person comments on the possible social setting of the Deuteronomic school in postexilic Yehud as well as its theology in this setting.

The Deuteronomist s History Book

The Deuteronomist s History


  • Author : Hans Ausloos
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2015-10-12
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004307049

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The Deuteronomist s History Excerpt :

In The Deuteronomist’s History, Hans Ausloos provides for the first time a detailed critical survey of the relationship between the books Genesis–Numbers and the so-called Deuteronom(ist)ic literature, using Exod. 23:20-33 as illustration.

Selected Studies in the Slavonic Pseudepigrapha Book

Selected Studies in the Slavonic Pseudepigrapha


  • Author : Andrei Orlov
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2009-10-23
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 456
  • ISBN 10 : 9789047441144

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Selected Studies in the Slavonic Pseudepigrapha Excerpt :

This volume is a study of two of the most important Slavonic apocalypses, the Apocalypse of Abraham and 2 Enoch, as the crucial conceptual links between the symbolic universes of Second Temple apocalypticism and early Jewish mysticism.

The Deuteronomic School Book

The Deuteronomic School


  • Author : Raymond F. Person (Jr.)
  • Publisher : Brill Academic Pub
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 175
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105111820044

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The Deuteronomic School Excerpt :

The group of authors/editors responsible for the books of Deuteronomy through Kings, as well as the book of Jeremiah, are known as the Deuteronomic school. In this book the author addresses issues of the history of this group and its social settings in different historical periods. The emphasis of this reading of the literature concerns the Persian period setting of the Deuteronomic school. The author looks at how knowledge of their history and social setting can influence the interpretation of the literature that they produced. Paperback edition is available from the Society of Biblical Literature (www.sbl-site.org)

The Deuteronomistic History Book

The Deuteronomistic History


  • Author : Martin Noth
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1981
  • Genre: Bible
  • Pages : 153
  • ISBN 10 : 0905774256

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The Deuteronomic History and the Book of Chronicles Book

The Deuteronomic History and the Book of Chronicles


  • Author : Raymond F. Person
  • Publisher : Society of Biblical Lit
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 205
  • ISBN 10 : 9781589835177

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The Deuteronomic History and the Book of Chronicles Excerpt :

This volume reexamines and reconstructs the relationship between the Deuteronomic History and the book of Chronicles, building on recent developments such as the Persian-period dating of the Deuteronomic History, the contribution of oral traditional studies to understanding the production of biblical texts, and the reassessment of the relationship of Standard Biblical Hebrew and Late Biblical Hebrew. These new perspectives challenge widely held understandings of the relationship between the two scribal works and strongly suggest that they were competing historiographies during the Persian period that nevertheless descended from a common source. This new reconstruction leads to new readings of the literature.

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Deuteronomy


  • Author : Eugene H. Merrill
  • Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 1994-06-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 477
  • ISBN 10 : 9781433675522

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Deuteronomy Excerpt :

THE NEW AMERICAN COMMENTARY is for the minister or Bible student who wants to understand and expound the Scriptures. Notable features include:* commentary based on THE NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION;* the NIV text printed in the body of the commentary;* sound scholarly methodology that reflects capable research in the original languages;* interpretation that emphasizes the theological unity of each book and of Scripture as a whole;* readable and applicable exposition.

The Authors of the Deuteronomistic History Book

The Authors of the Deuteronomistic History


  • Author : Brian Neil Peterson
  • Publisher : Augsburg Fortress Publishers
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 395
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451469967

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The Authors of the Deuteronomistic History Excerpt :

Peterson engages the identities and provenances of the authors of the various "editions" of the Deteronomistic History. Peterson asks where we might locate a figure with both motive and opportunity to draw up a proto-narrative including elements of Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and the first part of 1 Kings. Peterson identifies a particular candidate in the time of David qualified to write the first edition. He then identifies the particular circle of custodians of the Deuteronomistic narrative and supplies successive redactions down to the time of Jeremiah.

Wisdom and Torah Book

Wisdom and Torah


  • Author : Bernd Schipper
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2013-10-18
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 346
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004257368

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Wisdom and Torah Excerpt :

Taking the concepts of wisdom and Torah in the book of Deuteronomy as a point of departure, the essays of the present collection examines the relationship between wisdom and Torah in Wisdom literature of the Second Temple period.

Time and Place in Deuteronomy Book

Time and Place in Deuteronomy


  • Author : James Gordon McConville
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 1995-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 155
  • ISBN 10 : 9780567324764

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Time and Place in Deuteronomy Excerpt :

The book is a literary and theological study of the themes of time and place, which aims to set the so-called 'centralization-law' of Deut 12-26 in the broad context of the book. The authors show that time and place are pervasive themes of Deuteronomy, a crucial part of its articulation of its understanding of history, religion and ethics. The heart of the thesis is that the foundational encounter between God and Israel at Horeb is paradigmatic for all subsequent encounters. For this reason, no one time or place can have final or absolute significance. The thesis thus calls into question the received view that the altar-law of Deut 12-26 is a 'centralization-law' associated with Josiah's reform. The refusal to identify the 'place' is no mere device against anachronism, but a consistent element in Deuteronomy's theology of history. The Connection between Deuteronomy and Josiah's reform has long been an important tenet of Old Testament criticism. The debate about the interpretation of Deuteronomy, however, has never been finally settled. The present study looks in a new way at the so-called 'centralization-law' of Deuteronomy which has been the most important factor in the traditional critical view of the book. It sets the law in the context of a broadly based study of the theology of the book, and comes to conclusions which call the connection with Josiah's reform into question. A broadly based study of the themes of time and place in Deuteronomy, calling into question accepted ideas about the purpose and setting of the book.

God at War Book

God at War


  • Author : Thomas B. Dozeman
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 1996-09-05
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 0195356233

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God at War Excerpt :

The destruction of the Egyptian army in the Book of Exodus is the primary story of salvation for Israel; God is the chief combatant in this story. "Yahweh is a warrior!" So goes the victory hymn in Exodus 15:3 after the annihilation of the enemy by Yahweh, marking the importance held by this show of divine power. This unleashing of divine power and its militaristic imagery has long caught the attention of scholars as starkly nationalistic. Thomas B. Dozeman furthers this study by addressing the theological problem of divine power in the Exodus story and, by extension, the Judeo-Christian attempt to deify nationalism by calling its wars holy. He interprets Exodus as liturgy, the Day of Yahweh, celebrating God's defeat of Pharaoh and the ultimate ascendancy of Israelite authority. This liturgy, though, did not remain static, but changed as the national experience of exile changed the practice of Israelite worship. An isolated event evolved into an extended account of salvation history, in which the life of faith becomes a wilderness march to the promised land. Dozeman traces how revisionary embellishments in the plot structure and characters of the Exodus story reflected the new understanding of divine power. By combining literary and historical interpretation this study offers the first serious inquiry into the idea of divine power, and makes a major contribution to resurgent research on the Pentateuch as a whole. No scholar concerned with biblical historiography and its justification of holy wars can afford to ignore this book.

From Apocalypticism to Merkabah Mysticism Book

From Apocalypticism to Merkabah Mysticism


  • Author : Andrei A. Orlov
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 483
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004154391

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From Apocalypticism to Merkabah Mysticism Excerpt :

This volume represents the first attempt to study Slavonic pseudepigrapha collectively as a unique group of texts that share common theophanic and mediatorial imagery crucial for the development of early Jewish mysticism.

1 Samuel as Christian Scripture Book

1 Samuel as Christian Scripture


  • Author : Stephen B. Chapman
  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-04-26
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 357
  • ISBN 10 : 9781467445160

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1 Samuel as Christian Scripture Excerpt :

This work by Stephen Chapman offers a robustly theological and explicitly Christian reading of 1 Samuel. Chapman’s commentary reveals the theological drama at the heart of that biblical book as it probes the tension between civil religion and vital religious faith through the characters of Saul and David.