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Bibil Identifier bibil:247979
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Four Deaths of Joshua: Why the Septuagint is Pivotal for the Study of Joshua 24
Author Mäkipelto, Ville
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 217-242 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The article reconstructs the textual growth of the death and burial accounts of Joshua (Josh 24:28–31, Judg 2:6–9) in the light of documented evidence preserved in the LXX and the MT. It is argued that LXX Josh 24:28–31 generally preserves the earliest extant version from which the others have been edited to various new contexts. The article then discusses some implications of this reconstruction for literary and redaction criticism of Josh 24. Since redaction critics often neglect the LXX as a witness to an earlier Hebrew text, untenable conclusions have been advanced about the compositional history of Josh 24.
DOI 10.1628/219222717X15106587641508
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Text : Ancient Recensions and Versions : Greek Versions : Septuagint
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Former Prophets : Joshua
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Former Prophets : Judges
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Text : Textual Criticism
Pericopes Joshua 24
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