The Use of Priestly Legal Tradition in Joshua and the Composition of the Pentateuch and Joshua

Pitkänen, Pekka M A ORCID: 0000-0003-0021-7579 (2016) The Use of Priestly Legal Tradition in Joshua and the Composition of the Pentateuch and Joshua. Old Testament Essays, 29 (2). pp. 318-335. doi:10.17159/2312-3621/2016/v29n2a6

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This article looks at how priestly legal materials can be seen to have been used in Joshua. This includes the allotment of towns of refuge, levitical towns, the concept of centralization of worship (Joshua 22:9-34) and the Passover. The argument will be that priestly material has been incorporated in a Deuteronomic framework and that Joshua can be seen as a document that quite uniquely combines Priestly and Deuteronomic legal materials. In this, Deuteronomic legal materials can be considered as encompassing priestly materials from an interpretative perspective, in line with the narrative order of Priestly and Deuteronomic materials in the Pentateuch. Relevant textual issues will also be taken into consideration, such as with the portrayal of the Passover in Joshua. In addition, the article considers issues that relate to theory construction and how they relate to the topic in question.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Literary Criticism; Priestly materials, Deuteronomic materials, Levitical towns; biblical legal texts
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BS The Bible
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Creative Arts
Research Priority Areas: Culture, Continuity, and Transformation
Depositing User: Pekka Pitkanen
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2016 10:19
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 08:55

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