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Bibil Identifier bibil:202785
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Date of the Oldest Edition of Deuteronomy
Author Pakkala, Juha
Journal Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft (Volume: 121, Issue: 3)
Response article Issues in the Dating of Deuteronomy: A Response to Juha Pakkala
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Year (Second publication) 2009
Language English
Pages 388-401 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract There are several reasons to assume that the oldest edition of Deuteronomy is essentially post-586 BCE in origin. Especially the oldest text of Deut 12, generally assumed to be the core of the Urdeuteronomium, can only have been written in a context where there was no temple, state or monarch, but other parts of the Urdeuteronomium, as far as it can be reconstructed, also reveal features that imply a late origin. This paper does not go so far as to offer a precise context for the Urdeuteronomium, but it merely argues that the time of Josiah or any other time during the monarchy is improbable.
DOI 10.1515/ZAW.2009.026
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel : Periods : Persian Period
Pericopes Deuteronomy 12
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