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King Josiah of JudahThe Lost Messiah of Israel$
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Marvin A. Sweeney

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780195133240

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195133242.001.0001

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(p.137) 9 Deuteronomy
King Josiah of Judah

Marvin A. Sweeney (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

Most scholars contend that the book of the Torah found in Josiah's Temple restoration is a form of Deuteronomy and that the laws of Deuteronomy underlie Josiah's reform and the historiographical principles of the Deuteronomistic History. Many scholars maintain that Deuteronomy is of northern origin because it lacks reference to Jerusalem or the house of David. But an analysis of Deuteronomy, particularly its interest in centralizing worship at the one place that YHWH chooses and its portrayal of Levitical control of the king, indicates Josianic interests in centralizing worship in Jerusalem and portraying the Davidic king as a righteous monarch. Overall, Deuteronomy appears to represent a Josianic revision of earlier Israelite law that was designed to justify Davidic rule over the north.

Keywords:   Deuteronomistic History, Deuteronomy, Israelite Law, Josiah, Torah

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