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The Composition of the Historical Books. From Judges to 2 Kings

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Before the Second World War, many scholars believed that the sources of the Pentateuch continued in the book of Joshua, constituting the so called Hexateuch. In 1943, Martin Noth demonstrated instead the existence of three great histories of the Old Testament: the Pentateuch, the Deuteronomistic historiography and Chronistic historiography. He …

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

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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)

Bibliothek_St._Florian

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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