The Transjordanian Palimpsest

The Transjordanian Palimpsest : The Overwritten Texts of Personal Exile and Transformation in the Deuteronomistic History

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The biblical imagery surrounding Jordan River crossings is the product of a complex process of development. This study analyzes several passages in the Former Prophets (Josh.-2 Kings) from a literary perspective, and argues that the text presents Transjordan as liminal in Israel's history. The study then traces the process of redactional development in Samuel-Kings that led to this literary symbolism, and proposes a hypothesis featuring the repeated updating of texts, beginning early in Israel's monarchy and continuing until the final formation of the Deuteronomistic more

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  • Electronic book text | 450 pages
  • De Gruyter
  • Berlin, Germany
  • 3110212765
  • 9783110212761

About Jeremy M. Hutton

Jeremy M. Hutton, Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey, more