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Contents Preface vii Abbreviations ix Introduction 1 Historical Background 6 The Aim and Method of the Present Work 14 Ideology and Structure in Deuteronomy 15 1. Centralization, Secularization, and Demythologization in Deuteronomy 32 Centralization in Deuteronomy 33 Secularization and Demythologization in Deuteronomy 70 The Ideology(ies) of Centralization, Secularization, and Demythologization 93 2. A Key Text: Deuteronomy 1:9/18 98 Prevailing View: Secularization of Judicial Procedure 98 Evaluation 101 Alternative View: Yahweh and Torah for All Times 107 Conclusions regarding Deuteronomy 1:9/18 112 3. A Key Text: Deuteronomy 4:1/6:9 113 Deuteronomy 4 113 Deuteronomy 5:1/6:9 136 4. A Key Text: Deuteronomy 12 160 Prevailing View: Radical Reform 162 Evaluation 167 Alternative View: The Supremacy of Yahweh 197 Conclusions regarding Deuteronomy 12 203 5. A Key Text: Deuteronomy 16:18/18:22 204 Prevailing View: Centralization and Secularization 204 Alternative View: Supremacy of Yahweh and Torah 209 Conclusions regarding Deuteronomy 16:18/18:22 224 Implications and Conclusions 227 Indexes 233 Index of Authors 233 Index of Scripture
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Bible. O.T. Deuteronomy -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. O.T. Deuteronomy -- Theology.