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Bibil Identifier bibil:204161
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Building on Stone? Deuteronomy and Esarhaddon's Loyalty Oaths (Part 1)
Title (English, ) Some Preliminary Observations
Author Zehnder, Markus
Journal Bulletin for Biblical Research (Volume: 19, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Year (Second publication) 2009
Language English
Pages 341-374 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article addresses the question of a possible dependence that is often claimed to exist between a postulated "Ur-Deuteronomium" and the so-called "Vassal Treaty of Esarhaddon" (VTE). It investigates the textual and reconstructed historical points of contact, concluding that the arguments brought forth in support of the, dependence theory are not strong enough to recommend it. In the context of this investigation, the numerous important differences that separate VTE and Deuteronomy are highlighted.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Pentateuch : Deuteronomy
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Mesopotamia (Elam, Mari, Sumer, Babylon, Assyria) : Assyria : Literature : Legal Texts : Suzerain-Vassal Treaties
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Genres and Forms : Curse
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