By Albert de Pury, Jean-Daniel Macchi, Thomas Römer
The thesis that the books of Deuteronomy to two Kings have passed through a redaction that made them right into a 'Deuteronomistic heritage' has turn into seeing that Martin Noth (1943) a generally approved notion in previous testomony scholarship. yet there is not any consensus whilst this background used to be edited: less than Josiah (622 BCE), through the exile (c. 560 BCE) or maybe later? And what was once the purpose of its redactors? will we depend on the so-called Deuteronomistic historical past for the reconstruction of Israelite heritage? Or may still we hand over the thesis of a Deuteronomic redaction of the previous Prophets? This quantity explores those and plenty of different questions on this key subject in previous testomony scholarship. It effects from a learn seminar geared up through the Swiss universities of Fribourg, Geneva, NeuchGtel and Lausanne. It comprises contributions via the subsequent students: 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 have been translared by means of J. Edward Crowley
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Noth, USt, p. 4 n. 1. ROMER AND DE PURY Deuteronomistic Historiography 49 the other hand, and in this his approach is original, is the function of these passages in their broad context. Noth observes, in fact, that the most representative of these passages takes the form of a discourse put in the mouth of the principal heroes of the narrative, and that these discourses, interspersed throughout the history from the entrance of the Israelites into the land under the leadership of Joshua up to the dedication of the Temple of Solomon, make it possible to structure and interpret the succession of historical periods, and that in a form that looks to the past as well as to the future.
De Wette, Beitrage zur Einleitung in das Alte Testament. I. Kritischer Versuch iiber die Glaubwiirdigkeit der Bucher und Gesetzgebung (Halle, 1806); II. Kritik der israelitischen Geschichte. Erster Teil: Kritik der mosaischen Geschichte (Halle, 1807; repr. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1971). 27. Cf. Rogerson, Old Testament Criticism in the Nineteenth Century, p. 42; Smend, Deutsche Alttestamentler, pp. 40, 47. 28. L. de Wette, p. 57. 29. L. G. Auld, Kings without Privilege: David and Moses in the Story of the Bible's Kings (Edinburgh: T.
31 25. Cf. Rogerson, Old Testament Criticism in the Nineteenth Century, p. 35. 26. L. de Wette, Beitrage zur Einleitung in das Alte Testament. I. Kritischer Versuch iiber die Glaubwiirdigkeit der Bucher und Gesetzgebung (Halle, 1806); II. Kritik der israelitischen Geschichte. Erster Teil: Kritik der mosaischen Geschichte (Halle, 1807; repr. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1971). 27. Cf. Rogerson, Old Testament Criticism in the Nineteenth Century, p. 42; Smend, Deutsche Alttestamentler, pp.