The Trouble with Kings : The Composition of the Book of Kings in the Deuteronomistic History

The Trouble with Kings : The Composition of the Book of Kings in the Deuteronomistic History

by Steven L. McKenzie, Steven L. McKenzie
     
 

This book analyzes the book of Kings on the basis of Noth's compositional model for the Deuteronomistic History, while also taking account of recent literary critical treatments of Kings. Consistent with Noth's theory, McKenzie sees Kings and the DH as originally being the work of a single author/editor that has received numerous later additions, some of themSee more details below

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This book analyzes the book of Kings on the basis of Noth's compositional model for the Deuteronomistic History, while also taking account of recent literary critical treatments of Kings. Consistent with Noth's theory, McKenzie sees Kings and the DH as originally being the work of a single author/editor that has received numerous later additions, some of them quite extensive. He dates Dtr, with Cross, to the reign of Josiah, seeing the final two and one-half chapters of Kings as an addition. But he believes that tensions among the additions to Kings show they are not the result of systematic editing (e.g., Dtr2).

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'It is a valuable work...'
Leslie J. Hoppe, The Catholic Biblical Quarterly, 1994.
'...his work is to be welcomed as one which must be taken into account in any future study of the subject.'
R.N. Whybray, J.S.S., 1994.
'...McKenzie's work is a valuable aid to the study of the Deuteronomistic History.'
William Schniederwind, Religious Studies Review, 1996.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004094024
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/01/1997

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