Israel Constructs its History: Deuteronomistic Historiography in Recent Research

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Albert de Pury, Jean-Daniel Macchi, Thomas Römer
A&C Black, 2000 M11 1 - 506 pages
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The thesis that the books of Deuteronomy to 2 Kings have undergone a redaction that made them into a 'Deuteronomistic History' has become since Martin Noth (1943) a widely accepted idea in Old Testament scholarship. But there is no consensus when this history was edited: under Josiah (622 BCE), during the exile (c. 560 BCE) or even later? And what was the intention of its redactors? Can we rely on the so-called Deuteronomistic History for the reconstruction of Israelite history? Or should we give up the thesis of a Deuteronomic redaction of the Former Prophets? This volume explores these and many other questions about this key topic in Old Testament scholarship. It results from a research seminar organized by the Swiss universities of Fribourg, Geneva, NeuchGtel and Lausanne. It contains contributions by the following scholars: R. Albertz, J. Briend, M. Detienne, W. Dietrich, J.J. Glassner, S. Japhet, E.A. Knauf, A.D.H. Mayes, S.L. McKenzie, S. Pisano, M. Rose, A. Schenker, F. Smyth, A. de Pury and T. R÷mer. Articles in French were translared by J. Edward Crowley
 

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Contents

Foreword
9
Abbreviations
15
List of Contributors
19
INTRODUCTION
23
ANCIENT HISTORIOGRAPHY
143
TEXTUAL CRITICISM AND LITERARY CRITICISM
213
DIACHRONIC AND SYNCHRONIC METHODS
285
THE SOURCES OF DEUTERONOMISTIC HISTORIOGRAPHY
359
THE MILIEUS OF THE DEUTERONOMISTS
387
DEUTERONOMISTIC IDEOLOGY AND THEOLOGY OF THE OLD TESTAMENT
423
Index of References
481
Index of Authors
498
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Albert de Pury is Professor of Old Testament Studies at the University of Geneva, Switzerland.

Albert de Pury is Professor of Old Testament Studies at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. T.C. Römer is Professor of Old Testament Studies at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Jean-Daniel Macchi is Junior Lecturer in Old Testament at the University of Geneva, Switzerland.

Albert de Pury is Professor of Old Testament Studies at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. T.C. Römer is Professor of Old Testament Studies at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Jean-Daniel Macchi is Junior Lecturer in Old Testament at the University of Geneva, Switzerland.

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