This quantity bargains a serious exam of contemporary theories in regards to the development of biblical literature within the gentle of the oldest textual witnesses (the Qumran biblical scrolls and the Septuagint). at the foundation of a clean exam of a range of passages within the booklet of Joshua, it really is proven that those witnesses don't mirror a degree within the literary formation of the publication ahead of the standardised (Masoretic) textual content, yet a reinterpretation and reformulation of its contents. The learn provides a brand new literary-critical option to the problematic difficulties of Joshua eight and an in depth exegesis of the Greek model of Joshua 1 and five. Of designated curiosity for Qumran students is the hot reconstruction of 4QJoshua ."

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