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Song of Power and the Power of Song

Essays on the Book of Deuteronomy

Edited by Duane L. Christensen

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ISBN: 978-0-931464-74-4

432 pages
6" × 9"
1993

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Song of Power and the Power of Song

Essays on the Book of Deuteronomy

Edited by Duane L. Christensen

The very nature of the Book of Deuteronomy attracts the attention of all who work in the disciplines of biblical theology and historical-critical methodology. This volume collects twenty-five seminal articles (several published for the first time in English) that provide a vital introduction to the major interpretive issues surrounding Deuteronomy. This volume will serve as a primary or supplementary textbook in upper-level Deuteronomy or Pentateuch courses and will be an invaluable resource to all students and scholars working in the Book of Deuteronomy.

 

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The very nature of the Book of Deuteronomy attracts the attention of all who work in the disciplines of biblical theology and historical-critical methodology. This volume collects twenty-five seminal articles (several published for the first time in English) that provide a vital introduction to the major interpretive issues surrounding Deuteronomy. This volume will serve as a primary or supplementary textbook in upper-level Deuteronomy or Pentateuch courses and will be an invaluable resource to all students and scholars working in the Book of Deuteronomy.

Series Preface

Editor’s Preface

Abbreviations

Duane L. Christensen - Deuteronomy in Modern Research: Approaches and Issues

Part 1: Basic Issues and the Book As a Whole

Moshe Weinfeld - Deuteronomy: The Present State of Inquiry

Norbert Lohfink - Recent Discussion on 2 Kings 22-23: The State of the Question

S. Dean McBride, Jr. - Polity of the Covenant People: The Book of Deuteronomy

E. W. Nicholson - Covenant in a Century of Study since Wellhausen

Gordon J. Wenham - Deuteronomy and the Central Sanctuary

Peter C. Craigie - Deuteronomy and Ugaritic Studies

C. Brekelmans - Wisdom Influence in Deuteronomy

Part 2: The Outer Frame: Deuteronomy 1-3 and 31-34

Timo Veijola - Principal Observations of the Basic Story in Deuteronomy 1-3

William L. Moran - The End of the Unholy War and the Anti-Exodus

Patrick W. Skehan - The Structure of the Song of Moses in Deuteronomy (32:1-43)

George E. Mendenhall - Samuel’s ‘Broken Rib’: Deuteronomy 32

George W. Coats - Legendary Motifs in the Moses Death Reports

Part 3: The Inner Frame: Deuteronomy 4-11 and 27-30

A. D. H. Mayes - Deuteronomy 4 and the Literary Criticism of Deuteronomy

Anthony Phillips - The Decalogue: Ancient Israel’s Criminal Law

F. Charles Fensham - Malediction and Benediction in Ancient Near Eastern Vassal-Treaties and the Old Testament

Elizabeth Bellefontaine - The Curses of Deuteronomy 27: Their Relationship to the Prohibitives

Alexander Rofe - The Covenant in the Land of Moab (Deuteronomy 28: 69-30:20): Historico-Literary, Comparative, and Formcritical Considerations

Part 4: The Central Core: Deuteronomy 12-26

Moshe Greenberg - Some Postulates of Biblical Criminal Law

Patrick D. Miller - ‘Moses My Servant’: The Deuteronomic Portrait of Moses

Georg Braulik - The Sequence of the Laws in Deuteronomy 12-26 and in the Decalogue

Norbert Lohfink - Distribution of the Functions of Power: The Laws Concerning Public Offices in Deuteronomy 16:18-18:22

Part 5: New Directions in Recent Research

Robert Polzin - Reporting Speech in the Book of Deuteronomy: Toward a Compositional Analysis of the Deuteronomic History

Casper J. Labuschagne - Divine Speech in Deuteronomy

Duane L. Christensen - The Numeruswechsel in Deuteronomy 12

Index of Authorities

Index of Scripture References

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