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Bibil Identifier bibil:247976
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Joshua 24: A Diaspora-oriented Overriding of the Joshua Scroll
Author Edenburg, Cynthia
Journal Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel (Volume: 6, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2017
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2017
Year (Copyright) 2017
Year (Reference) 2017
Language English
Pages 161-180 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Joshua 24 as a whole is a Persian-period composition that presumes the Hexateuchal narrative. At the same time, it diverges from the Hexateuchal narrative on significant points. These divergences do not derive from an early tradition or source, but represent a revision of the Hexateuchal tradition for a target audience located in the Eastern Diaspora. The new covenant at Shechem is conditioned only upon faithfulness to Yahweh, and is directed towards strengthening Judean and Yahwistic identity in the face of integration and assimilation in the host society.
DOI 10.1628/219222717X15106587641472
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Methods : Diachronic Methods
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Hermeneutics : Intertextuality
Pericopes Joshua 24
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