So-Called Deuteronomistic History Paperback

A Sociological, Historical and Literary Introduction

by Thomas Romer;


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So-Called Deuteronomistic History

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In contrast to the Torah/Pentateuch, the Deuteronomistic History is not recognised by Jewish or Christian tradition as a separate collection and the term itself is an invention of modern biblical scholarship. In this detailed investigation of the Deuteronomistic History, Thomas Romer provides students and scholars of the Old Testament with a complete guide to this important subject. Romer briefly outlines the content of biblical books relevant to the study of Deuteronomistic History - Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges and Samuel-Kings. He then defines the concept of Deuteronomistic History, surveying the evolution and history of the debate with particular emphasis on the work of Martin Noth. Romer then provides a sociological, historical and literary approach to the books from Deuteronomy to Kings. He examines questions such as: Why and how did Deuteronomism rise as a 'school' under Assyrian hegemony? What role did propaganda play in the composition of these books? What happened on an ideological and sociological level during the Exile and Persian period? Is the so-called Deuteronomistic literature properly understood as crisis literature?And what influence did the Deuteronomistic History have on the identity of the Second Temple period.

So-Called Deuteronomistic History by Thomas Romer was published by Continuum in May 2007 and is our 29903rd best seller. The ISBN for So-Called Deuteronomistic History is 9780567032126.

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Page last updated 2nd December 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherContinuum (May 2007)
EditionNew edition
Weight307g
Number of Pages214
Thickness11 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
ISBN9780567032126
ISBN-100567032124
Product Code1004377
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