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Title: The Division of the Land in Joshua 13-19 and the Epistemic Status of its Diachronic Reconstruction
Author(s): VAN BEKKUM, Koert
Journal: Bibliotheca Orientalis
Volume: 80    Issue: 1-2   Date: 2023   
Pages: 69-75
DOI: 10.2143/BIOR.80.1.3292540

Abstract :
This article reviews two monographs on the literary presentation of the distribution of the Promised Land, as described in Joshua 13-19 from the angle of the epistemic status of arguments for literary and redaction criticism. Both studies turn out to be excellent examples in making detailed observations and building them into a consistent view of the texts under discussion. At the same time, both monographs make it clear that controversial assumptions play a greater role in the reconstruction of the origin and development of the text, when less external data are available and less reflection is made on the probability of the reconstruction.

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