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Scriptural ExegesisThe Shapes of Culture and the Religious Imagination: Essays in Honour of Michael Fishbane$
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Deborah A. Green and Laura S. Lieber

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199206575

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206575.001.0001

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The Neo‐Assyrian origins of the canon formula in Deuteronomy 13:1

The Neo‐Assyrian origins of the canon formula in Deuteronomy 13:1

(p.25) 2 The Neo‐Assyrian origins of the canon formula in Deuteronomy 13:1
Scriptural Exegesis

Bernard M. Levinson

Oxford University Press

This chapter investigates the so-called ‘canon formula’ found in Deut 13:1. The prohibitions against disloyalty in Esarhaddon's Succession Treaty (VTE § 10) have previously been recognized as an influence upon the Deuteronomic apostasy series (Deut 13:2-12). A similar origin for the canon formula of Deut 13:1 is proposed as part of the larger project of creative literary reworking. The implication of this model is that the canon formula, in form-critical terms, represents part of the adjuration to loyalty found in the literary model of the adê.

Keywords:   Michael Fishbane, biblical text, Neo-Assyrian texts, Succession Treaty

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