[b-hebrew] Documentary Hypothesis
kwrandolph at gmail.com
Wed Jan 28 08:48:44 EST 2009
On Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 10:48 PM, Bryant J. Williams III <
bjwvmw at com-pair.net> wrote:
> Dear George,
> 22:8, "I have found the book of the law in the house of the LORD."
> 22:13, "Go, inquire of the LORD for me, and for the people, and for all
> concerning the words of this book that has been found;..."
> 23:2, "...and he read in their hearing all the words of the book of the
> which had been found in the house of the LORD."
> 23:3, "...to perform the words of this covenant that were written in this
> The above is from the RSV.
> The use of "found" is used 3x with reference to this book. It should be
> that the "book of the law" by inference is Deuteronomy. But it clearly
> that it was found NOT written. The response of Josiah and his subsequent
> of the LORD does indicate that the plaques/curses found in Deut. 28:15-24
> be carried out; although, Josiah would die in peace.
> Rev. Bryant J. Williams III
> While I agree with you, the answer given by the Documentary Hypothesis is
that someone among possibly the priestly cast authored the book, then
conveniently "found" it to bring it to Josiah. Furthermore, Josiah himself
had to be in the plot, because a newly authored book would have been evident
by the condition of the parchment.
But there is no evidence for their position outside of their
presuppositions, their religious faith. And none for our side either other
than the expectation that the anonymous historian who authored Kings was
honest and informed.
Karl W. Randolph.
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