Cover image for Deuteronomy and the Deuteronomic School By Moshe Weinfeld

Deuteronomy and the Deuteronomic School

Moshe Weinfeld

BUY

$47.50 | Hardcover Edition
ISBN: 978-0-931464-40-9

$49.50 | Paperback Edition
ISBN: 978-1-57506-318-8

486 pages
5.5" × 8.5"
1992

Deuteronomy and the Deuteronomic School

Moshe Weinfeld

By means of a threefold approach—typological analysis of literary forms, investigation of religious ideology, and study of didactic aims and methods—Weinfeld shows that the deuteronomic composition was the creation of scribal circles who began their work some time prior to the reign of Josiah and were still at work after the fall of Judah. Includes a 46-page detailed appendix on deuteronomic phraseology. This volume is a reprint of the 1972 Oxford edition.

 

  • Description
  • Table of Contents
By means of a threefold approach—typological analysis of literary forms, investigation of religious ideology, and study of didactic aims and methods—Weinfeld shows that the deuteronomic composition was the creation of scribal circles who began their work some time prior to the reign of Josiah and were still at work after the fall of Judah. Includes a 46-page detailed appendix on deuteronomic phraseology. This volume is a reprint of the 1972 Oxford edition.

ABBREVIATIONS

INTRODUCTION

PART ONE: THE TYPOLOGY OF DEUTERONOMIC COMPOSTION

I. THE ORATIONS

1. The Valedictory Address

2. The Prophetic Oration

3. The Liturgical Oration

4. The Military Oration

5. The Sitz im Leben of the Orations

II. TREATY FORM AND PHRASEOLOGY—AFFINITIES WITH THE ANCIENT NEAR-EASTERN TREATY FORMULAE

1. The Covenant of the Plains of Moab

2. The Curses

3. Law-Code versus Treaty

III. THE SCRIBAL ROLE IN THE CRYSTALLIZATION OF DEUTERONOMY

1. The Scribes and the ‘Book of the Torah’

2. Rhetorical Technique

PARTS TWO AND THREE

Introduction: the Relationship between the Priestly and Deuteronomic documents

PART TWO: DEMYTHOLOGIZATION AND SECULARIZATION

I. THE CONCEPT OF GOD AND THE DIVINE ABODE

II. SACRAL AND FESTAL OBSERVANCES

1. Sacrifice and Holy Donations

2. The Feasts

III. PURITY AND IMPURITY IN THE DEUTERONOMIC CONCEPTION OF HOLINESS

IV. SECULAR TRENDS IN DEUTERONOMY

1. The Judicial Reform

2. The Laws of Asylum

3. The Laws of Warfare

4. Sin and Punishment

PART THREE: DEUTERONOMIC LITERATURE AND WISDOM LITERATURE

I. WISDOM SUBSTRATA IN DEUTERONOMY AND DEUTERONOMIC LITERATURE

1. The Concept of Wisdom

2. Wisdom Content in Deuteronomy

3. The Fear of God

II. HUMANISM

III. DIDACTICISM

IV. THE DOCTRINE OF REWARD

1. Life and Good

2. The Possession of the Land

3. Theodicy

APPENDICES

A. Deuteronomic Phraseology

B. Hosea and Deuteronomy

BIBLIOGRAPHY

ADDENDA

GLOSSARIES

INDEX OF SOURCES

INDEX OF SCRIPTURE REFERENCES

SUBJECT INDEX

Mailing List

Subscribe to our mailing list and be notified about new titles, journals and catalogs.