In Second Zechariah and the Deuteronomic School, Person concludes that the Deuteronomic school’s redactional activity continued into the postexilic period. In part I, he first critiques the commonly-held conclusion that the Deuteronomic school ceased in the Exile. He then presents evidence that suggests that the Deuteronomic redactions of the Deuteronomic History and Jeremiah continued into the postexilic period. This evidence is of two types: (1) Deuteronomic phraseology in the postexilic additions found in the MT and (2) the themes of return and restoration as vaticinia ex eventu. In part II, the conclusion that the Deuteronomic school continued in the postexilic period is bolstered with additional evidence in the form of Deuteronomic phraseology in the redactional material of Second Zechariah. Adapting the methodology applied by J. Philip Hyatt and others to Jeremiah, Person argues that Zechariah was redacted by the Deuteronomic school with the addition of the Deuteronomic prose in Zechariah 9–14. In part III, Person comments on the possible social setting of the Deuteronomic school in postexilic Yehud as well as its theology in this setting.
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- Title: Second Zechariah and the Deuteronomic School
- Author: Raymond F. Person
- Publisher: Sheffield
- Publication Date: 1993
- Pages: 241
About Raymond F. Person
Raymond F. Person is an associate professor of religion at Ohio Northern University.