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Johan Wildenboer
Verbum et Ecclesia | Vol 31, No 1 | a364 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v31i1.364 | © 2010 Johan Wildenboer | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 10 December 2009 | Published: 15 November 2010


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Abstract

The literary composition of Joshua 3:1 17
Joshua 3 and 4 confront the attentive reader with several literary problems, especially with regard to chronology. This article attempts to provide a solution to the problems in Joshua 3. The author reconstructed narratives, namely a Deuteronomistic and a post-priestly narrative. The Deuteronomistic narrative forms part of the original narrative of the Jordan crossing. It also forms part of an exilic Deuteronomistic History. The aim of this exilic Deuteronomistic History is to explain the loss of the land during the Babylonian exile.

The post-priestly narrative of Joshua 3 and 4 most probably came into being when the priestly material (Gen


Keywords

Deuteronomistiese geskiedswerk; gerekonstrueerde teks; Heksateug; Pentateug; n

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