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Unformatted text preview: not make up for Manasseh’s sins. Manasseh was the absolute worst king. Cross’s main points about the redactional growth of the Deuteronomistic History is that it proposes the first edition during Josiah’s reign 622. It ended with account of Josiah and functioned as propaganda for cultic reform and imperial program by arguing only in Josiah rests hope for reunification of Israel and Judah under Davidic rule and reestablishment of pure Yahwist worship. The second edition during exile 560. The first edition updated by recounting history of Judah, Exile was blamed on Manasseh’s sins, passages added to say repent and turn to Yahweh and he will restore you. Leverette 2...
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- Spring '09
- Solomon, Kingdom of Judah, Books of Kings, Josiah, Documentary Hypothesis, Asherah