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Conclusion to Part II

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/10.1093/0195133242.003.0020
Conclusion to Part II

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This chapter summarizes the conclusions to Part II of the study. The books of Zephaniah and Nahum were written to support Josiah's program of religious reform and national restoration. Isaiah, Hosea, Amos, and Micah were redacted to support Josiah's program, and Jeremiah reformulated original Josian oracles to account for the later Babylonian exile. Habakkuk was written to address the problem of theodicy in the aftermath of Josiah's death.

Keywords: Amos; Habakkuk; Hosea; Isaiah; Jeremiah; Josiah; Micah; Nahum; theodicy; Zephaniah

Chapter.  1608 words. 

Subjects: Biblical Studies

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