Monthly Archives: January 2018

Peterson-Judges as a hit-piece on Saul

I am going to treat Brian Peterson’s discussion of the book of Judges in a positive way. First, I need to express frustration that his approach sometimes appears obscurantist to me.  He treats the judges as consecutive leaders of all … Continue reading

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Peterson-the editing of Joshua

I doubt anyone disputes that the Book of Joshua is closely linked to the Book of Deuteronomy.  In Deuteronomy 31 Joshua succeeds Moses as leader.  Joshua 1 and what follows carry on from there. Much of what Brian Peterson presents … Continue reading

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Peterson-the editing of Deuteronomy

Brian Peterson in The Authors of the Deuteronomistic History looks at the book of Deuteronomy and sees places where the school of D, which he claims is the priestly family at Anathoth, must have edited it. These edits are mostly … Continue reading

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Peterson-naming the Deuteronomist

We had a needed time of thawing out on our January vacation.  Now I am back to the cold and ready to do some blogging. I have been reading Brian Neil Peterson’s The Authors of the Deuteronomistic History: Locating a … Continue reading

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New Year and new reading project

Blessed New Year to everyone. I am about to embark on my annual winter vacation. So expect no more posts before late January. The main book I am taking with me is The Authors of the Deuteronomistic History: Locating a … Continue reading

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