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Obsession With Justice by William J. Doorly
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This book was recommended by a friend who has a Jones for Church History/Theology. Doorly, in a simple manner, explains who/how the old testament was put together by the Deuteronomists, including Jeremiah,back in the day. He explains how many of those old testament books were taken by these men, edited, added to and compiled into a history and law book designed to keep the Jewish people together as people of the One God and THE BOOK through whatever hard times assailed them. The Deuteronomists were a mixture of the Levitical priesthood from the North of Israel exiled to Judah when Samaria fell and the Aaronitic priesthood. They were very concerned that the People of Israel would promote, live and receive the Justice that extant among the Israelites before David established "The Empire". It is rather difficult keeping the factions and time frames in mind on a cursory read but it is worth reading in order to bet a better idea of how the Jewish Religion and people were created through the design of the Deuteronomists - Perhaps doing the Will of God.
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