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Conclusion to Part I

Marvin A. Sweeney

in King Josiah of Judah

Published in print March 2001 | ISBN: 9780195133240
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199834693 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195133242.003.0011
Conclusion to Part I

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This chapter summarizes the results of the study of the Deuteronomistic History in Part I. Analysis of the Deuteronomistic History indicates at least three levels of composition: an eighth century b.c.e. Hezekian edition of the work that was designed to portray righteous Davidic rule over the rebellious northern tribes; a seventh century b.c.e. Josianic edition of the work that was designed to support Josiah's reform by portraying him as the ideal monarch of the entire Davidic line; and a sixth‐century Exilic edition of the work that was designed to explain the Babylonian exile.

Keywords: Deuteronomistic History; Exilic edition; Hezekian edition; Josiah's reform; Josianic edition

Chapter.  4564 words. 

Subjects: Biblical Studies

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