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Bibil Identifier bibil:221403
Publication Type Journal article
Title (Afrikaans, Long) Die literêre komposisie van Josua 3:1–17
Author Wildenboer, Johan
Journal Verbum et Ecclesia (Volume: 31, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language Afrikaans
Pages 1-7 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Joshua 3 and 4 confront the attentive reader with several literary problems, especially with regard to chronology. This article attempts to provide a solution to the problems in Joshua 3. The author reconstructed narratives, namely a Deuteronomistic and a post-priestly narrative. The Deuteronomistic narrative forms part of the original narrative of the Jordan crossing. It also forms part of an exilic Deuteronomistic History. The aim of this exilic Deuteronomistic History is to explain the loss of the land during the Babylonian exile. The post-priestly narrative of Joshua 3 and 4 most probably came into being when the priestly material (Gen–Num) was linked with the Deuteronomistic History. Thus, the post-priestly narrative of Joshua 3 and 4 elaborates on and expands the original Deuteronomistic narrative of the Jordan crossing. The merging of these two narratives is the cause of the chronological and other literary problems in Joshua 3.
DOI 10.4102/ve.v31i1.364
Pericopes Joshua 3
Links Online document (PDF, Afrikaans)
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