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By William Johnstone

Johnstone''s number of essays argues that the way Chronicles accommodates and develops mater ial from Samuel and Kings deals an analogy for how in w hich the ultimate version of Exodus used to be produced. '

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Davies's last point is on omissions in Deuteronomy of material in Exodus (Moses' call, Midianite marriage, and advice from Jethro):97 on these matters lack of evidence hampers discussion and simply leads to speculation. The non-incorporation by D of one incident of praise and a balancing one of blame does not seem to me to be of enormous significance given that D does justice to both in other terms: for example, Deut. 37. The third of these incidents I have discussed at the end of Chapter 11: since, in my view, Exod.

E. 18-22] was drawn from a late account of the Exodus which was slightly divergent at this point from the one which became canonical. 89. Davies,'K D ', p. 413. 44 Chronicles and Exodus This seems to me to be an unnecessarily complex conclusion. It demands a consistency of literary usage that amounts to an inappropriate mechanical fixity (Blum has anticipated the point; he terms such a demand 'schoolmasterish pedantry'90). On that one can only comment that if one sets up such high criteria of verbal consistency one will be driven to such expedients.

Rather, I should like to consider with you questions relating to the more central responsibilities and interests of the Hebrew Department, for, it may be, the inaugural lecture has also the function of assessing the point that study in the subject area has reached and of offering proposals for the continued development of the subject. The unarticulated question, which your troubling to come at all this evening may put, may perhaps be that which was explicitly posed to me last 22 May when new appointees and retiring long-service employees were presented to the Moderator in the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

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