The Deuteronomistic History -Introduction to the Old Testament - Professor Christine Hayes - Lecture 1 of 10 - Video-lecture

Video-lecture, History

Description: The tension between covenant theology, emphasizing the conditional Mosaic convenant from Mt. Sinai, and royal theology emphasizing the unconditional covenant with David in his palace on Mt. Zion, is traced. Following Solomon's death, united kingdom separated into a northern and a southern kingdom (named Israel and Judah respectively), former falling to the Assyrians in 722 and the latter to the Babylonians in 586. Analysis of the Deuteronomistic School's response to these historical crises and subsequent exile to Babylonia is evidenced through redaction criticism
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