The Transjordanian Palimpsest

The Transjordanian Palimpsest

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The biblical imagery surrounding Jordan River crossings is the product of a complex process of development. This study analyzes several passages in the Former Prophets (Josh.-2 Kings) from a literary perspective, and argues that the text presents Transjordan as liminal in Israela€™s history. The study then traces the process of redactional development in Samuel-Kings that led to this literary symbolism, and proposes a hypothesis featuring the repeated updating of texts, beginning early in Israela€™s monarchy and continuing until the final formation of the Deuteronomistic History.Samuel. 9a€“1. Kings. 2*. The preceding chapters have provided a hypothesis of the development of the book of Samuel. Despite the length ... Nonetheless, I hope that I have been able to craft a reasoned and sustainable argument for the earlyanbsp;...

Title:The Transjordanian Palimpsest
Author:Jeremy M. Hutton
Publisher:Walter de Gruyter - 2009-06-02


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