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Deuteronomy : Issues and Interpretation - Alexander Rofe

Deuteronomy

Issues and Interpretation

Hardcover Published: 9th December 2002
ISBN: 9780567087546
Number Of Pages: 272

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This is a major new study on the book of Deuteronomy by an acclaimed expert in the field.

Paying particular attention to the legal passages in Deuteronomy, Professor Rof seeks to clarify the contents and unity of each section, its literary history, the origin of the single laws and their relation to other kindred laws in other documents of the Pentateuch.

Bringing together different methods of biblical study - traditional Jewish interpretation, classical biblical criticism, form criticism, history of tradition and textual criticism - the author argues that the roots of Deuteronomy lie in monarchical Israel and Judah, that the literary climax belongs to the seventh century BCE, and that the final stages of the text are exilic and early post-exilic.

The other essays in the volume are equally interesting and equally well written. Rofe takes his readers down a well-lit path and shows them curiosities that are often overlooked by other passersby. This collection is highly recommended, though its learnedness and meticulous treatment of the various issues involved will be a little more than the casual or general reader will be able to absorb. It is a collection intended for experts. Society of Biblical Literature/RBL, 04/2004
The next four essays [essays 7-11] illustrate Rofe s exegetical depth and breath [sic]: interpreting the tenth commandment in light of four deuteronomic laws (19:14, 23:25, 23:26; 24:10-11) It [the book] belongs in research libraries. Religious Studies Review, 01/04--Sanford Lakoff "Religious Studies Review "

Abbreviations
Acknowledgments
Preface
The Book of Deuteronomy: A Summaryp. 1
The Monotheistic Argumentation in Deuteronomy 4.32-40: Contents, Composition and Textp. 15
Deuteronomy 5.28-6.1: Composition and Text in the Light of Deuteronomic Style and Three Tefillin from Qumran (4Q 128, 129, 137)p. 25
Qumranic Paraphrases, the Greek Deuteronomy and the Late History of the Biblical [actual symbol not reproducible]p. 37
The End of the Song of Moses (Deuteronomy 32.43)p. 47
The Arrangement of the Laws in Deuteronomyp. 55
The Tenth Commandment in the Light of Four Deuteronomic Lawsp. 79
The Strata of the Law about the Centralization of Worship in Deuteronomy and the History of the Deuteronomic Movementp. 97
The Organization of the Judiciary in Deuteronomyp. 103
The History of the Cities of Refuge in Biblical Lawp. 121
The Laws of Warfare in the Book of Deuteronomy: Their Origins, Intent and Positivityp. 149
Family and Sex Laws in Deuteronomy and the Book of the Covenantp. 169
The Covenant in the Land of Moabp. 193
Methodological Aspects of the Study of Biblical Lawp. 205
Review of M. Weinfeld, Deuteronomy and the Deuteronomic Schoolp. 221
Index of Subjectsp. 231
Index of Authorsp. 237
Index of Passages Citedp. 243
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ISBN: 9780567087546
ISBN-10: 0567087549
Series: Old Testament Studies Series
Audience: BAC
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 9th December 2002
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.3 x 14.4  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1

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