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Bibil Identifier bibil:212724
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Syntax of Deuteronomy 13:2-3 and the Conventions of Ancient Near Eastern Prophecy
Author Stackert, Jeffrey
Journal Journal of Ancient Near Eastern Religions (Volume: 10, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Year (Second publication) 2010
Language English
Pages 159-175 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract As is the case with many ancient Near Eastern texts, biblical texts oftentimes betray a complex compositional history. In the case of Deuteronomy 13:2-3, philologically-driven analyses have concluded that the grammatical awkwardness of these verses results from an interpolation. This article attempts to test such analyses through recourse to historical evidence of ancient Near Eastern religious practice. It argues that positing an interpolation in these verses is unnecessary philologically. Moreover, the hypothetical Urtext that results when the purported interpolation is removed defies the conventions of both biblical and non-biblical ancient Near Eastern prophetic practice.
DOI 10.1163/156921210X538098
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Prophets
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Themes : Prophets / Oracle
Pericopes Deuteronomy 13,2-13,3
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