Deuteronomy and Deuteronomic Literature: Festschrift C.H.W. Brekelmans.
Professor Chris Brekelmans, who was Professor of Old Testament at the Catholic University of Leuven from 1969 to 1987, has contributed significantly to this new period of research into the `Deuteronomic' sounding passages in the Tetrateuch in a series of cautious and stimulating articles from the early 1960s onwards, in which he has attempted to distinguish between early or proto-Deuteronomic and later Deuteronomic work on the Tetrateuch. This Festschrift in his honour is therefore aptly devoted to major aspects of research in Deuteronomy and the Deuteronomic literature of the Old Testament. The volume comprises four sections, the first containing six essays on problems and aspects of the book of Deuteronomy, the second containing seven essays on problems in the Deuteronomistic History, the third and largest section containing contributions under the title `Deuteronomic Traditions and the Pentateuch', and finally a `Miscellanea' of five essays on a number of issues, each of which offers directly or indirectly a contribution to the study of the Deuteronomic literature and its relationship to other texts in the Old Testament. The twenty-eight contributors to the volume are all scholars of international standing who themselves have contributed significantly to the study of Deuteronomy and other Old Testament texts related to it, making the volume as a whole an invaluable contribution to this important field of research, and a fitting tribute to the distinguished career of Professor Brekelmans to whom modern Old Testament scholarship owes a lasting debt of gratitude.
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|Publication:||The Journal of Theological Studies|
|Article Type:||Book Review|
|Date:||Oct 1, 1998|
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