deuteronomy, liz, response

Vincent DeCaen decaen at
Fri Mar 9 09:41:52 EST 2001

hi liz,

can i ask what your particular interest is in deuteronomy? just curious.

what i appear to have at this point is the following: the bulk of kings is
linguistically similar to amos/isaiah ca.700; whereas, the bulk/core of
deuteronomy is similar to ezekiel/jeremiah ca.600.

but there is material in deuteronomy that is late: e.g., chs. 31-32. also
much of samuel, especially surrounding saul-to-david, especially 2 Samuel,
is tentatively strata IV-V: e.g., using the first person sequential, parts
of 2 Samuel stick out like a sore thumb. ;-)

what i'm currently working on is the distribution of nunated nonpasts that
characterizes deuteronomy.

V -- 
Dr Vincent DeCaen     <decaen at>
c/o Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, 4 Bancroft Ave., 2d floor
University of Toronto, Toronto ON, CANADA, M5S 1A1

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