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Bibil Identifier bibil:231821
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Another Look at the Hosea / Malachi Framework in The Twelve
Author Leuchter, Mark
Journal Vetus Testamentum (Volume: 64, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2014
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2014
Year (Copyright) 2014
Year (Reference) 2014
Language English
Pages 249-265 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Though most scholars agree that the prophetic books identified as “The Twelve” (or “The Book of The Twelve”) have gone through extensive stages of redaction, debate ensues as to whether they should be read as a literary unity or as a collection of independent prophetic works. A closer look at the framework surrounding this material—the book of Hosea and the book of Malachi—suggests that the primary purpose of the redaction of The Twelve was not to be read as a literary unity or as an anthological collection, but to establish a model of how priestly scribes were to countenance and teach diverse textual corpora in the context of a single, dominant temple establishment. The redactors of the Twelve were probably a Levite scribal group, who created the work to affirm their own status within the hierarchy of the Jerusalem temple in the Late Persian period.
DOI 10.1163/15685330-12341149
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Latter Prophets : Twelve Minor Prophets
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Latter Prophets : Twelve Minor Prophets : Hosea
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Latter Prophets : Twelve Minor Prophets : Malachi
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel : Themes : Scribe
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel : Religion : Levites
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