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Leverette 1 Lacey Leverette Mr. Irvin Religion 1004-001 24 March 2011 Explain (3 sentences) how the Deuteronomistic editors understood the fall of the Southern Kingdom, Judah. (For clues, see 1 Kings 9:1-9; 2 Kings 21:15 and 23:24-27.) In a second paragraph, paraphrase (3-4 sentences) Cross’s main points about the redactional growth of the Deuteronomistic History (that is, his theory about the two editions of the DtrH). The Deuteronomistic editors understood the fall of the Southern Kingdom, Judah as Yahweh’s promise to the Davidic house has always been conditional-it depended on the king’s obedience to covenant laws. Josiah was the absolute best king, but even his righteousness did
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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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