Crossing the Jordan: Diachrony Versus Synchrony in the Book by Eun-Woo Lee

By Eun-Woo Lee

This publication provides a attempt case for diachronic and synchronic
approaches in Joshua 3-4.
Lee introduces the synchronic readings of Polzin, Hawk and
Winther-Nielsen, in addition to their makes an attempt to discover the issues in applying
their how you can this advanced textual content. He then investigates the differences
between the MT and the LXX of Joshua 3-4 via textual content severe research and
reconstructs the Hebrew Vorlage of LXX - Joshua 3-4 contemplating divergences
between significant Greek variations; and examines the constraints of Polzin's
synchronic learn in studying simply from the ultimate textual content of the MT. For the purpose
of analyzing the literary historical past of Joshua 3-4 in a diachronic approach, Lee
considers what place this article holds within the atmosphere of the broader context of
the ark narratives and water-crossing tales within the previous testomony, e.g. the
crossing of the crimson Sea in Exodus 13.17-14.31 and with Elijah and Elisha
crossing the river in 2 kings 2. He examines the new traits in literary
criticism and makes an attempt to track the main possible literary heritage of Joshua
3-4.

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Crossing the Jordan: Diachrony Versus Synchrony in the Book of Joshua

This e-book offers a try out case for diachronic and synchronicapproaches in Joshua 3-4. Lee introduces the synchronic readings of Polzin, Hawk andWinther-Nielsen, in addition to their makes an attempt to discover the issues in applyingtheir easy methods to this advanced textual content. He then investigates the differencesbetween the MT and the LXX of Joshua 3-4 via textual content severe research andreconstructs the Hebrew Vorlage of LXX - Joshua 3-4 contemplating divergencesbetween significant Greek variants; and examines the restrictions of Polzin'ssynchronic learn in examining basically from the ultimate textual content of the MT.

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The concluding three chapters warn that illicit worship will result in the failure of the conquest, and Israel will share the fate of the nations (p. 119). In the second half of his book Mitchell explores expressions related to the enemy nations in the land. In chs. 1–12 the nations are mentioned as those who are to be exterminated. ” Lists of nations or kings also appear. The expression UDK\EY\ON is unique to the book of Joshua for denoting the totality of nations. According to Mitchell, in the DH, they are used as a particular category 12.

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35). Now, having described these three aspects of the plot, Hawk goes on to deal with some other elements. He says that all narratives contain some element of obscurity (p. 36) for pragmatic reasons: tension and suspense are important elements for capturing and holding a reader’s interest. The feints and detours, the obstacles and indeterminacies are also parts of a plot that mirror our experience of the world in which answers and meanings are rarely explicit (p. 36). Furthermore, Hawk introduces the notion of desire as “a primary metaphor for understanding the operation of plot in Joshua” (p.

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