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The Book Of Joshua And The Existence Of A Hexateuch

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The book of Joshua contains two main parts, which differ in respect of their connection to the Pentateuch. Josh 2-12 shows little connection to the book of Numbers. These connections cannot prove the existence of a Hexateuch. Josh 14-22 is very much connected to the Pentateuch. But these connections are all late; they presuppose additions to P at the end of Numbers. Early connections do not exist; therefore no Hexateuch existed during the stage of the literary emergence of Joshua. And the late connections must be understood against the background of the existence of a canonical Pentateuch. It appears that Joshua has to be understood as an independent book, which belongs to the large collection of the books sometimes called the Enneateuch.

Keywords: canonical Pentateuch; Enneateuch; Hexateuch; The Book of Joshua



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