By Russell Gmirkin
This publication proposes a brand new conception in regards to the date and conditions of the composition of the "Pentateuch". The important thesis of this e-book is that the Hebrew "Pentateuch" used to be composed in its entirety approximately 273-272 BCE by means of Jewish students at Alexandria that later traditions credited with the Septuagint translation of the "Pentateuch" into Greek. the first proof is literary dependence of Gen. 1-11 on Berossus' "Babyloniaca" (278 BCE) and of the Exodus tale on Manetho's "Aegyptiaca" (c. 285-280 BCE), and the geo-political info inside the desk of countries. a couple of symptoms element to a provenance of Alexandria, Egypt for no less than a few parts of the "Pentateuch". That the "Pentateuch", using literary resources came across on the nice Library of Alexandria, was once composed at nearly a similar date because the Septuagint translation, presents compelling proof for a few point of conversation and collaboration among the authors of the "Pentateuch" and the Septuagint students at Alexandria's Museum. The past due date of the "Pentateuch", as verified by means of literary dependence on Berossus and Manetho, has very important effects: the definitive overthrow of the chronological framework of the "Documentary Hypothesis", and a overdue, third century BCE date for significant parts of the Hebrew Bible, which convey literary dependence at the "Pentateuch".
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Two silver amulets dating to the late seventh or early sixth century BCE discovered at Ketef Hinnom in Jerusalem by G. Barkay in 1980 contain a priestly benediction, three lines of which read: "May YHVH bless and protect you; may YHVH look favorably upon you and grant you well being" (translation by Yardeni). This has close parallels with Num 6:24-26, 21. N. Na'aman, "The Debated Historicity of Hezekiah's Reform in the Light of Historical and Archaeological Research," ZAW 107 (1995): 179-95 (181-83).
26 Berossus and Genesis, Manetho and Exodus According to 2 Kings 22-23 a "book of the covenant" was discovered in the Temple, leading to royal reforms. The details of the reform suggest that the king was following the requirements of the book of Deuteronomy or some form of it. The reform has long been a linchpin of Biblical history, for upon it much of the scholarly reconstruction of the history of "Israelite" literature depends. Let us first remind ourselves that the only evidence for such a reform is the Biblical story itself.
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