Approaches to the 'Chosen Place': Accessing a Biblical Concept (Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies #564) (Paperback)

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Approaches to the 'Chosen Place': Accessing a Biblical Concept (Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies #564) (Paperback)

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Deuteronomy's command to restrict cultic practice to one "chosen place" has occupied a central position in scholars' understandings of the book and their reconstruction of Israelite political and religious history. The debates about the date of Deuteronomy, its proposed connections to "Josiah's reform", and, most profoundly, the "Deuteronomistic History (DH) hypothesis" have dominated study of the idea of "chosen place". These debates have, to a large extent, determined how we read Deuteronomy and the Former Prophets in general. Through a reading of key texts from these corpora, this book provides a new, textually grounded, perspective of the "chosen place.
Rannfrid Thelle is an independent scholar working in Wichita, Kansas. Her background is from the University of Oslo and she has previously published, Ask God: Divine Consultation in the Literature of the Hebrew Bible (2002).
Product Details ISBN: 9780567547149
ISBN-10: 0567547140
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication Date: April 10th, 2014
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies