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Scribal culture and the composition of Deuteronomy 28: intertextuality, influence and the Aramaic curse tradition

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It is often noted that Deuteronomy 28 seems to parallel portions of a Neo-Assyrian treaty, ‘The Succession Treaty of Esarhaddon’, known as EST. However, while there are undeniably points of similarity between Deuteronomy 28 and EST, affinities to Deuteronomy 28 may also be found in curses from Old Aramaic epigraphs of the first-millennium. In this thesis I consider the relationship of Deuteronomy 28 to the curse traditions of the ancient Near East. I argue that the crux of the issue is the...

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DPhil
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2016-07-03

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