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Bibil Identifier bibil:247114
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) P/H and D in Joshua 22,9-34
Author Pitkänen, Pekka
Journal Biblische Notizen (Volume: 171)
Year (Publication) 2016
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2016
Year (Copyright) 2016
Year (Reference) 2016
Language English
Pages 27-36 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This paper examines Josh 22,9-34, a passage where the Transjordanians are potentially violating the law on centralization of worship. It builds on the author’s previous work that relates to the passage (cf. Central; Reading). Josh 22,9-34 has generally been recognised to attest priestly features, and Noth’s classic assertion was that Josh 22,9-34 is an isolated priestly addition in the book of Joshua. However, one may argue that the passage also exhibits Deuteronomic features and ties back to the rest of the Deuteronomic book of Joshua, in addition to having links with the book of Numbers, including Num 32 as a prime case. The paper will then suggest that, from the perspective of legal interpretation, Josh 22,9-34 can be plausibly read as a priestly passage that has been carefully integrated in the Deuteronomic book of Joshua. More specifically, the paper will suggest that the passage in the context of the book of Joshua and Genesis-Joshua as a whole can be very plausibly seen as interpreting Pentateuchal legal materials based on the idea that centralization of worship in Deuteronomy (esp. Deut 12) is a continuation in the land of the concept of centralization in the wilderness in priestly material (Lev 17).
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Text : Textual Criticism
Pericopes Joshua 22,9-22,34
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