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The Deuteronomic History and the Book of Chronicles: Scribal Works in an Oral World
Person Jr., Raymond F.

Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2010 pp. xii + 205. $26.95

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Description: This volume reexamines and reconstructs the relationship between the Deuteronomic History and the book of Chronicles, building on recent developments such as the Persian-period dating of the Deuteronomic History, the contribution of oral traditional studies to understanding the production of biblical texts, and the reassessment of the relationship of Standard Biblical Hebrew and Late Biblical Hebrew. These new perspectives challenge widely held understandings of the relationship between the two scribal works and strongly suggest that they were competing historiographies during the Persian period that nevertheless descended from a common source. This new reconstruction leads to new readings of the literature.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Historical Books, Literature

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Review by Frank H. Polak
Published 5/20/2011
Citation: Frank H. Polak, review of Raymond F. Person Jr., The Deuteronomic History and the Book of Chronicles: Scribal Works in an Oral World, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2011).


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