DEUTERONOMISTIC HISTORY. The name commonly used to designate the book of Deuteronomy as well as the section of the Hebrew Bible known as the Former Prophets, i.e., Joshua, Judges, 1-2 Samuel, and 1-2 Kings. The name reflects the scholarly theory that these books comprise a single literary unit alongside
DH. The abbreviation for “Deuteronomistic History,” which is often used by scholars to designate the narrative spanning the books of Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings. See DEUTERONOMISTIC HISTORY.
Deuteronomistic HistoryThe Deuteronomistic (or Deuteronomic) history (DH) is a theoretical construct used by modern scholars to comprehend the unity exhibited by the books of Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings. This scholarly consensus owes much to Martin Noth’s classic study, which emphasized
Deuteronomic History. †That portion of the Primary History of Israel consisting of the books Deuteronomy-2 Kings, judged by various critical scholars to have been compiled and edited by one (the Deuteronomist, author of the D source) or more theologians or editorial “schools.”According to this assessment,
Deuteronomistic History. The name given by M. *Noth and others to the Books Deut.—2 Kgs., all of which appear to have been compiled on the same editorial principle, i.e. originally independent units of material, such as collections of laws, stories about the Judges, the so-called ‘Court History’ (2 Sam.
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Deuteronomistic History. Over the past fifty years, biblical scholarship has come to a virtual consensus that the books of Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings comprise a single history of Israel sharing a literary and theological unity that reflects selected aspects of the theology of the book of Deuteronomy.
DEUTERONOMISTIC HISTORYThe Deuteronomistic History is defined as the historical work encompassing the biblical books of Deuteronomy through 2 Kings. The term itself was coined by M. Noth in 1943 in his brilliant treatment of the Deuteronomist and the Chronicler in Überlieferungsgeschichtliche Studien.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
b. Bethel in the Deuteronomistic History. Josiah’s reform in 622 bce apparently owed much to a priestly family with ties through Anathoth to the old Mushids of Shiloh. SeeJOSIAH. The Deuteronomistic History acquired its present form mainly in support of Josiah’s reform. SeeDEUTERONOMISTIC HISTORY.
b. Deuteronomistic History. Deuteronomy does double duty as the “swing” book between the Pentateuch and the Deuteronomistic History. The initial version of Deuteronomy was written in the late 7th cent. bce under King Josiah. An initial edition of the Deuteronomistic History may have appeared at this