Deuteronomistic History · Former Prophets · History · Theology

The Former Prophets: A Theological History

As I’ve been lecturing this winter semester (Providence University College) for my course “The Former Prophets” (i.e., Joshua, Judges, 1-2 Samuel, and 1-2 Kings) we’ve had some wonderful discussions about what it means for this portion of Scripture to offer a “history” of Israel. Part of the reason for the course not being called “The… Continue reading The Former Prophets: A Theological History

Deuteronomist · Deuteronomistic History · Frank Moore Cross · Martin Noth · R. Smend Jr.

The Composition of the Deuteronomistic History

There are three primary schools of thought on the Deuteronomistic History. The first to postulate the DH was Martin Noth, who went against the grain of previous scholars of the Old Testament, and argued that rather than the books of Joshuah-2 Kings being the work of various authors and/or redactors that there was actually only… Continue reading The Composition of the Deuteronomistic History