hw 5 - It contains the former prophets-Joshua, Judges, 1...

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Leverette 1 Lacey Leverette Mr. Irvin Religion 1004-001 1 March 2011 “What is the Deuteronomistic History? Explain briefly in 2-3 sentences. In a second short paragraph (1-3 sentences), present the overall picture of the Israelite settlement in Joshua 1-12.” Deuteronomistic History is the “open” ending of the Pentateuch. It was produced around 560 BCE, during Exile. The purpose was to explain the Exile.
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Unformatted text preview: It contains the former prophets-Joshua, Judges, 1 and 2 Samuel, 1 and 2 Kings. Josh thru 1 and 2 Kings demonstrates Israels transgression, and the Exile describes divine punishment. The overall picture of the Israelite settlement in Joshua 1-12 is that Israel is the twelve united tribes, the settlement is military invasion and conquest by force, and conquest resembled a quick holy war....
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