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D (Deuteronomist)
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
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D. The abbreviation used by scholars to designate the Deuteronomic source in Pentateuchal source criticism. This source is essentially the book of Deuteronomy. See DEUTERONOMY, BOOK OF.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
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D, an abbreviation used in biblical studies as a siglum for the Deuteronomist, one of the sources of the Pentateuch. See also Deuteronomist; Pentateuch, sources of the.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
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D1. A symbol for the Deuteronomist, one of the literary sources of the Pentateuch, representing largely the book of Deuteronomy.2. A symbol designating two biblical manuscripts: Codex Bezae (D) and Codex Claromontanus (D2).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
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D The abbreviation for the “Deuteronomic” source in the “documentary hypothesis” postulated in the nineteenth century. In that theory, the letters J, E, D, and P each represent an ancient source document incorporated into the Pentateuch, and D is the primary source for the book of Deuteronomy. (For a
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
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‘D’. A symbol used by scholars who follow the ‘documentary hypothesis’ of the origins of the *Pentateuch; it denotes the source most characteristically represented by the Book of Deut. (nearly all of which is assigned to ‘D’). In contrast with the precisely expressed ritual and ceremonial interests of
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
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DD, the siglum for the Deuteronomist, one of the sources of the Pentateuch. See also Deuteronomist; Deuteronomistic Framework; Deuteronomistic Historian; Sources of the Pentateuch.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
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D. The symbol used to designate two different NT mss, Codex Bezae (for the Gospels and Acts) and Codex Claromontanus (Pauline Epistles). See also Septuagint; texts and manuscripts (NT).
D (Deuteronomist)
D (Deuteronomist). An abbreviation used (along with E, J, and P) to designate one of the supposed sources of the Pentateuch, according to the Documentary Hypothesis. It refers primarily to the author or editor of the book of Deuteronomy, but also to the material or outlook peculiar to it. Characteristic
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
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D, DEUTERONOMIC, DEUTERONOMISTIC dyoo´tuh-ruh-nom´ik dyoo´tuh-ron´uh-mis´tik. Adjectives variously used as authorial designations in critical studies since the end of the 19th cent., usually to differentiate respectively between work considered characteristic of the book of Deuteronomy (represented especially