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Author Thelle, Rannfrid I., 1966- author.

Title Approaches to the "chosen place" : accessing a biblical concept / Rannfrid Irene Thelle
Published London [England] ; New York, New York : T & T Clark International, 2012


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 240 pages)
Series Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies ; 564
Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament studies ; 564.
Contents Introduction -- Chosen place and chosen city -- "Centralization" in Deuteronomy 12 -- "Jerusalem" in the Former Prophets -- The cultic context of the "chosen place" -- "Centralization" and the story of Josiah's reform : is Deuteronomy 12 central to Josiah? -- Divine election as a principle of authority -- Kings revisited : kingship in Deuteronomy and the Former Prophets -- Conclusions
Summary Deuteronomy's command to restrict cultic practice to one "chosen place" has occupied a central position in scholars' understandings of the book and their reconstruction of Israelite political and religious history. The debates about the date of Deuteronomy, its proposed connections to "Josiah's reform", and, most profoundly, the "Deuteronomistic History (DH) hypothesis" have dominated study of the idea of "chosen place". These debates have, to a large extent, determined how we read Deuteronomy and the Former Prophets in general. Through a reading of key texts from these corpora, thi
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Notes Print version record
SUBJECT Josiah, King of Judah.
Josiah, King of Judah fast
Subject Temple of Jerusalem (Jerusalem)
SUBJECT Temple of Jerusalem (Jerusalem) fast
Bible. Deuteronomy -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. Former Prophets -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. Kings, 2nd, XXII-XXIII -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
Bible. Deuteronomy fast
Bible. Former Prophets fast
Subject Deuteronomistic history (Biblical criticism)
RELIGION -- Judaism -- General.
Deuteronomistic history (Biblical criticism)
Jerusalem in the Bible
SUBJECT Jerusalem -- In the Bible.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781472550279