4-5) that, given the hostility of the Deuteronomist
towards Jeroboam I and his perceived failings, the Bible's silence on the supposed need of the Israelite king for Shishak's Egyptian army to deliver to him his claimed kingdom is not easily accounted for.
As expressed in the Deuteronomist
's injunction of the love of God, internalization of the Word is the love of God with all of the heart, the soul, the mind, and the strength, that is, the physical muscles and bones of the body.
Among the topics are riddles, words, and other instruments of illusion; the role and symbolism of the book's rhetorical architecture; death and cosmic warfare, and Judges and the Deuteronomist
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These you already know, says the Deuteronomist
; indeed, God's command is very near.
If you have come across the term "Deuteronomist
," but never understood what exactly this means and what would compel scholars to consider him a distinct "voice," this book is meant for you (pp.
(23.) Polzin, Samuel and the Deuteronomist
: 1 Samuel, 129-131 takes a different approach to this episode.
"For you are a people holy to the Lord your God...," writes the Deuteronomist
; "You shall not eat any abhorrent thing" (Deut.
It is worth noting that this reading fits nicely with the cultic goals of the Deuteronomist
Specifically, they found four major time periods and four voices: the Yahwist from the kingdom of Judah, the Elohist from the kingdom of Israel, the Deuteronomist
from the Reformist period and the Priestly from the Kohen period of exile.
There, one well-known problematization of the confident answer of the Deuteronomist
storyteller to the problem of suffering is found in the Book of Job.
It is not for nothing that the Deuteronomist
selects this location for Moses to say, "Choose life so that you and your descendents may live" (Deut.
There have been five authors identified in the production of these books: the Yahwist (J), the Elohist (E), the Priestly (P), the Deuteronomist
(D), and the Redactor (R).