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Ingrid Hjelm examines the composition of the Books of Kings, utilizing the Hezekiah narratives in 2 Kings 18-20 as a spotlight. She argues that this narrative is taken from that of the ebook of Isaiah, with which it stocks linguistic and thematic components. In Kings, it truly is used with the categorical goal of breaking the compositional development of curse, which threatens to put Jerusalem on a par with Samaria. Jerusalem traditions are tested opposed to theories of a past due Yahwehist writer and the Pentateuch's starting place inside of a Jerusalem cult. whereas the Pentateuch in its ultimate shape grew to become a typical paintings, appropriate to all teams as a result of its implied ambiguity, the Deuteronomistic History's favouring of David and Jerusalem holds a rejection of aggressive teams as its implied argument. this is often quantity 404 within the magazine for the learn of the outdated testomony complement sequence.
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