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Bring Forth Out Of The Temple Of Jehovah And Burn Them

Eunwoo Lee 1

1장로회신학대학교

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ABSTRACT

Since de Wette, the relationship between 2 Kings 22-23 which is King Josiah’s reform report and Deuteronomy has been one of the main topics of modern Old Testament study. There have been various arguments on the textual history of King Josiah’s Temple Purification report in 2 Kings 23: 4, 6-7 which is King Josiah’s first reform report. Some regards this part as Dtr1 redaction, others as DtrH. In this study, the writer traces the textual and literary history of this report through etymological, lexical, and exegetic analysis. Through this study, the writer reveals that v. 6a which describes the removal of Asherah from the temple and its cast outside Jerusalem at the brook Kidron belongs to the primary material of Josiah’s reform portraying the purification of the temple. The writer finally reveals that to those older material, deuteronomic redactional layer like 4abα, 6b, 7 and post-deuteronomic layer like 4bβ gradually added. The writer especially pays attention to some terminologies such as ‘the high priest’, ‘the priests of the second order’, ‘the keepers of the threshhold’, ‘the temple of Yahweh’, ‘the fields of the Kidron’, and the relationship between this text and the book of Jeremiah, and the relationship between Deuteronomic redaction and Jeremiah.

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