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Retelling the Torah (Journal For The Study Of The Old Testament Supplement Series)

John Harvey

Retelling the Torah (Journal For The Study Of The Old Testament Supplement Series)

John Harvey

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The Deuteronomistic Historian patterned more than four dozen of his narratives after those in Genesis-Numbers. The stories that make up Genesis-Numbers were indelibly impressed on the Deuteronomistic Historian's mind, to such an extent that in Deuteronomy-Kings he tells the stories of the nation through the lens of Genesis-Numbers. John Harvey discusses the eight criteria which may be used as evidence that the given stories in Deuteronomy-Kings were based on those in Genesis-Numbers. Unified accounts in the Deuteronomistic History, for instance, often share striking parallels with two or more redactional layers of their corresponding accounts in Genesis-Numbers, showing that the given accounts in the Deuteronomistic History were written after the corresponding accounts in Genesis-Numbers had been written. Furthermore, the Deuteronomistic Historian calls the reader's attention to accounts in Genesis-Numbers by explicitly citing and referring to them, by using personal names, and by drawing thematic and verbal parallels. Retelling the Torah, the first book to focus on these parallel narratives, contains far-reaching implications for Hebrew Bible scholarship. This is volume 403 in the

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The Deuteronomistic Historian patterned more than four dozen of his narratives after those in Genesis-Numbers. The stories that make up Genesis-Numbers were indelibly impressed on the Deuteronomistic Historian's mind, to such an extent that in Deuteronomy-Kings he tells the stories of the nation through the lens of Genesis-Numbers. John Harvey discusses the eight criteria which may be used as evidence that the given stories in Deuteronomy-Kings were based on those in Genesis-Numbers. Unified accounts in the Deuteronomistic History, for instance, often share striking parallels with two or more redactional layers of their corresponding accounts in Genesis-Numbers, showing that the given accounts in the Deuteronomistic History were written after the corresponding accounts in Genesis-Numbers had been written. Furthermore, the Deuteronomistic Historian calls the reader's attention to accounts in Genesis-Numbers by explicitly citing and referring to them, by using personal names, and by drawing thematic and verbal parallels. Retelling the Torah, the first book to focus on these parallel narratives, contains far-reaching implications for Hebrew Bible scholarship. This is volume 403 in the
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Meet the Author

John Harvey

He is director of psychology at Allied Services Rehabilitation Hospital. He live & works in Scranton, Pennsylvania. ,P.

Table Of Contents

  • Introduction; Chapter One: Dtr's Use Of His Torah In Deuteronomy 1-3; Chapter Two: The Genesis Of The Parallel Narratives; Chapter Three: Dtr's Torah-consciousness; Chapter Four: 'never Again Did There Arise In Israel A Prophet Like Moses'; Chapter Five: 'i Will Not Deliver You Again'; Conclusion; Appendix 1; Appendix 2; Bibliography
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  • Catalogue Code 221922
  • Product Code 0567080951
  • EAN 9780567080950
  • Pages 136
  • Department Academic
  • Category Biblical Studies
  • Sub-Category Old Testament
  • Publisher Bloomsbury T&t Clark
  • Publication Date Aug 2004
  • Dimensions 234 x 156 x 9 mm
  • Weight 0.371kg

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