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Bibil Identifier bibil:226777
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Reconsidering The Provenance of Deuteronomy
Author Nicholson, Ernest
Journal Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft (Volume: 124, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 528-540 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract It is argued that the exilic period among the exiles in Babylon provides the context proper of the crisis which Deuteronomy presupposes and also of its leading features, for example its ethos of »encroachment«. The book is shot through with apprehension for continued fidelity to YHWH, which evidently cannot be taken for granted – hence its authors’ distinctive hortatory style: exhorting, cautioning, promising, threatening. The book has been aptly described as one of »memory making« in the face of a prevailing state of »forgetfulness« among those whom its authors addressed. Responding to historical circumstances that had overtaken much inherited religious practice and symbolism, the thinking and teaching of its authors reflect a shift from Israelite religion and institutions of the pre-exilic period to the antecedents of post-exilic Judaism.
DOI 10.1515/zaw-2012-0037
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Pentateuch : Deuteronomy
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel : Periods : Exile
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Exile
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