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Deuteronomy-Kings as emerging authoritative books : a conversation

Universidad Católica Argentina

Contribuidor Universidad Católica Argentina. Centro de Estudios de Historia de Antiguo Oriente
Society of Biblical Literature
Autor Edelman, Diana V., (ed.)
Levin, Christoph
Knauf, E. Axel
Amit, Yairah
Gillmayr Bucher, Susanne
Bolin, Thomas M.
Adam, Klaus Peter
Römer, Thomas
Linville, James R.
Fecha 2014
Descripción Introducción: The existence of a “Deuteronomistic History,” consisting of the books of Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings, is under review.1 Is this scholarly construct an accurate understanding of what ancient writers of the Hebrew Bible conceived to be a coherent sequence of books that should be read together? Did the books ever form an independent collection, without Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers prefixed, or without Genesis- Numbers prefixed? If we are not as certain as past generations that they ever formed a recognized literary unit,2 why ask what was deemed authoritative about these five books in the late Persian and early Hellenistic periods, by which time it is generally agreed they existed close to their current final forms? The purpose of the present volume is not to focus on the important debate about the status of the so-called Deuteronomistic History, though the results might contribute toward framing arguments on one side or the other. Instead, it is to try to understand the element of authority in relation to each book, which can be construed in two different ways. On the one hand, it can lead us to ask why we have each of the five individual books and what concerns led to their creation using which older materials to address those issues, because these earlier traditions carried some weight of authority for the community of scribes who penned the narratives as well as for their implied target audience(s). Currently, the dates of composition for the various books are generally assigned to the late monarchic period, the Neo-Babylonian period, or the early Persian period. In all three cases, a second question naturally arises then that needs a reasoned response: once created, why would the concerns addressed have had ongoing relevance and resonance for audiences in the late Persian and early Hellenistic periods?
Formato application/pdf
Idioma eng
Publicador Society of Biblical Literature
Derechos Los autores han autorizado al Sistema de Bibliotecas de la Universidad Católica Argentina a divulgar en línea la presente obra
Fuentes ISBN 978-1-58983-739-3
Ancient Near East Monographs = Monografías sobre el Antiguo Cercano Oriente 6, 2014
Biblia. A.T.
Biblia. A.T. Deuteronomio
Biblia. A.T. Josué
Biblia. A.T. Samuel
Biblia. A.T. Jueces
Biblia. A.T. Reyes
Título Deuteronomy-Kings as emerging authoritative books : a conversation
Tipo Documento de investigación