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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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Conclusion to Part II

Conclusion to Part II

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(p.311) 19 Conclusion to Part II
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King Josiah of Judah
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Marvin A. Sweeney (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195133242.003.0020

This chapter summarizes the conclusions to Part II of the study. The books of Zephaniah and Nahum were written to support Josiah's program of religious reform and national restoration. Isaiah, Hosea, Amos, and Micah were redacted to support Josiah's program, and Jeremiah reformulated original Josian oracles to account for the later Babylonian exile. Habakkuk was written to address the problem of theodicy in the aftermath of Josiah's death.

Keywords:   Amos, Habakkuk, Hosea, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Josiah, Micah, Nahum, theodicy, Zephaniah

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