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Old Testament Essays

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ADAMO, David Tuesday. The Deuteronomist(s)' interpretation of exilic suffering in an African perspective. Old testam. essays [online]. 2010, vol.23, n.1, pp. 9-27. ISSN 2312-3621.

The question of the identity of the Deuteronomist(s) has been debated and is still in debate. While some believe he was an individual author, editor, or compiler who sought to interpret as honestly as possible the history of Israel in the light of his personal understanding of the crisis that befell Judah, others believe that the Deuteronomists are groups, schools, prophets or scribes. Be that as it may, both Deuteronomistic and African slave theologies of suffering hold similar interpretations of exilic suffering despite the events not being the same. Both interpret their suffering as retributive, divine disciplinary, redemptive, revelational, probational and eschatological.

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