When synchrony overtakes diachrony: Perspectives on the relationship between the Deuteronomic Code and the Holiness Code.

  • Esias Engelbertus Meyer University of Pretoria
Keywords: Deuteronomy, Holiness Code, Jubilee


The review article offers an extensive critique on the recent book by Benjamin Kilchör. The article approaches his work from the perspective of Leviticus and recent debates on this biblical book. It starts by examining with Kilchör’s introduction and the methodology he selects, and then focuses on Leviticus 19 and 25 and their diachronic relation to texts from Exodus and Deuteronomy. The article finds many of the arguments offered by Kilchör to be wanting.

Author Biography

Esias Engelbertus Meyer, University of Pretoria

Associate Professor

Department of Old Testament Studies

Faculty of Theology 


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