By Raymond F. Person
Within the self-contained elements of his examine, individual deals a brand new attempt at reconstructing the Urtext of the 2 significant synoptic texts from the e-book of Kings, with the purpose of delivering a critique of present redaction-critical learn of the Deuteronomistic historical past (DH). To this finish, he compares the numerous textual recensions concerned, which with regards to 2 Kgs 18:13-20:19 are the Hebrew and Greek texts of Kings, the Hebrew and Greek texts of the Isaiah parallel, and the corresponding parts of the Isaiah scroll from Qumran. with regards to 2 Kgs 24:18-25:30, in addition to the Kings texts he covers the Hebrew and Greek variations of Jer fifty two. In either elements of his publication individual follows an analogous strategy. First, the witnesses are displayed in parallel columns, with the Greek translations retroverted into Hebrew, by means of notes at the retroversions. moment, the textual and literary relationships one of the witnesses are decided. 3rd, an annotated reconstruction of the putative Urtext of all of the recensions extant is undertaken. within the fourth step, individual states his view of the text-critical implications for the redactional historical past of the textual content below dialogue. the result of either elements resemble one another heavily and are summarized within the ultimate conclusions of the ebook. individual believes that during both textual content studied, inter-versional comparability can pinpoint additions in Kings which are either overdue and Deuteronomistic in personality. From this it follows that "there have been at the least redactional phases at the back of MT-Kings, one who produced the Urtexts and person who produced MT-Kings" (p. 114). For individual, this remark provides a dangerous blow to all fresh theories at the improvement of the DH, in view that "they all fail methodologically simply because they forget about textual content serious facts and are not able to differentiate among redactional layers which are obtrusive from the textual content severe controls" (p. 115).