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Deuteronomy–Joshua

A Hypertextual Commentary

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Bartosz Adamczewski

This monograph demonstrates that the book of Deuteronomy is a result of highly creative, hypertextual reworking of the book of Ezekiel. Likewise, it shows that the books of Joshua–Judges, taken together, are a result of one, highly creative, hypertextual reworking of the book of Deuteronomy. In both cases, the detailed reworking consists of almost 700 strictly sequentially organized thematic, and at times also linguistic correspondences. The strictly sequential, hypertextual dependence on the earlier works explains numerous surprising features of Deuteronomy and Joshua–Judges. This critical analysis of Deuteronomy and Joshua–Judges sheds entirely new light on the question of the origin of the Pentateuch and the whole Israelite Heptateuch Genesis–Judges.

Sequential hypertextuality – Deuteronomy and Ezekiel – Joshua–Judges and Deuteronomy – Date and place of composition – Deuteronomy as a reworking of the book of Ezekiel – Joshua as a reworking of Deut 1:1–32:50 – Judges as a reworking of Deut 32:51–34:12