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The First Edition of the Book of Deuteronomy (First part)

The book of Deuteronomy, as well as many other books of the Bible, has not been written straight away, as if it were the work of a single author belonging to a specific historical moment. Some literary features represent the clear proof: the book has two prologues (chapters 1-3 and…

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The Pentateuch – An Overview (Deuteronomy)

In the most crucial and important periods of the Israel’s history when the Pentateuch was written, the Jews wanted to recap the events that have marked their lives, as individuals and as a people. Thus it was born the last book of the Pentateuch, Deuteronomy. Its name derives from the Greek…

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The Pentateuch: A Long History of Study and Research (Fifth part)

Deuteronomy (D) and Deuteronomist. In the nineteenth century, scholars discussed a lot about the origin of the Pentateuch. Wellhausen, for example, maintained that there were originally two parts (Dt 1-4:44; 12-26; 27; 4:45-11:39; 28-30) which were then merged together in the final redaction of the Pentateuch. Regarding the dating of the source,…

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The Pentateuch: A Long History of Study and Research (Fifth part)

Deuteronomy (D) and Deuteronomist. In the nineteenth century, scholars have discussed a lot about the origin of the Pentateuch. Wellhausen, for example, thought that there were originally two parts (Dt 1-4:44; 12-26; 27 and 4:45-11:39; 28-30) which were then merged together in the final stage of the Pentateuch’s redaction. Regarding…

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