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Peterson-1 and 2 Kings, Abiathar and Jeremiah

Brian Peterson, in his next-to-last chapter of The Authors of the Deuteronomistic History deals with 1 and 2 Kings.  Here he comes closest to agreeing with other scholars who see the Deuteronomistic History as being finally edited around the time … Continue reading

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Friedman-source criticism as key to the Exodus event

I have been reading Richard Elliott Friedman’s just published book, The Exodus: How it Happened and Why it Matters. In it Friedman takes a position in regard to the often-heard claim that the Exodus from Egypt never happened.  What that claim … Continue reading

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Na’amen-the palace library as source for David’s story

I have read some books about King David.  Some of them treat him as an elusive historical figure.  Some treat him more as a literary invention. This has caused me to focus on the question of where the composers of … Continue reading

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