The Date of the Oldest Edition of Deuteronomy

  title={The Date of the Oldest Edition of Deuteronomy},
  author={Juha Kalevi Pakkala},
There are several reasons to assume that the oldest edition of Deuteronomy is essentially post-586 BCE in origin. Especially the oldest text of Deut 12, generally assumed to be the core of the Urdeuteronomium, can only have been written in a context where there was no temple, state or monarch, but other parts of the Urdeuteronomium, as far as it can be reconstructed, also reveal features that imply a late origin. This paper does not go so far as to offer a precise context for the… 
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