Academic journal article Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society

Israel Constructs Its History: Deuteronomistic Historiography in Recent Research

Academic journal article Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society

Israel Constructs Its History: Deuteronomistic Historiography in Recent Research

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Israel Constructs its History: Deuteronomistic Historiography in Recent Research. Edited by Albert de Pury, Thomas Romer, and Jean-Daniel Macchi. JSOT Sup 306. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2000, 504 pp., $90.00.

This volume arises out of a doctoral seminar held by the Universities of Fribourg, Neuchatel, Lausanne, and Geneva from January to June 1995. Part I, "Introduction," includes two essays: "Deuteronomistic Historiography (DH): History of Research and Debated Issues," by Thomas Romer and Albert De Pury (pp. 24-142). Part II, "Ancient Historiography," includes three essays: "Postexilic Historiography: How and Why?" by Sara Japhet (pp. 144-73); "A Debate on Comparative Historicities," by Marcel Detienne (pp. 174-88); "Historical Times in Mesopotamia," by Jean-Jacques Glassner (pp. 189-213). Part III, "Textual Criticism and Literary Criticism," includes two essays: "Jeroboam and the Division of the Kingdom in the Ancient Septuagint: LXX 3 Kingdoms 12.24 a-z, MT 1 Kings 11-12; 14 and the Deuteronomistic History," by Adrian Schenker (pp. 214-57); "2 Samuel 5-8 and the Deuteronomist: Textual Criticism or Literary Criticism?" by Stephen Pisano (pp. 258-85). Part IV, "Diachronic and Synchronic Methods," includes three essays: "The Trouble with Kingship," by Steven L. …

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