theo2 - 850 BC Israel - Elohist ~ 620 BC written 950 BCE...

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850 BC Israel - Elohist ~ 620 BC written 950 BCE southern Judah Form criticism Why? Oral cultures record information differently, and what it means to the audience. : the prophetic oracle to Judah and King Josiah. This follows an established form called a prophecy of disaster : 1. Summons to hear: "Tell the man who sent you to me" 2. Accusation, often introduced with "because" or a similar connective: "Because they have abandoned me and have made offerings to other gods, so that they have provoked me to anger with all the work of their hands" 3. Connective word, usually "therefore": "therefore" 4. Messenger formula, "thus says the LORD": In some cases, including this one, this formula gets displaced to the beginning of the accusation, notice how it's doubled here 5. Prediction of disaster: "my wrath will be kindled against this place, and it will not be quenched." It seems like part of this might have been displaced to the beginning of the prophecy too ("I will indeed bring disaster on this place and on its inhabitants—all the
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