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Title: The memoir of Moses : Deuteronomy and the shaping of Israel’s memory
Author: Culp, A. J.
ISNI:       0000 0004 2735 8272
Awarding Body: University of Bristol
Current Institution: University of Bristol
Date of Award: 2012
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The aim of this work is to address a gap in scholarship concerning memory in Deuteronomy. While the trend in biblical studies has been to look at texts as memory products, we shall take a different tack by analyzing the text as a memory producer. That is, we look not at how cultural memory shaped Deuteronomy, but how Deuteronomy itself aims to shape cultural memory. We approach this task by leveraging appropriate tools from contemporary memory research, especially from the realms of linguistics, sociology, and psychology. We train them, in particular, on the what, the why, and the how: What is Deuteronomy's conception of memory, why is it so important, and how does the book seek to inculcate it? If it is true that Deuteronomy forwards memory as central to the covenant loyalty of the people, then the implications of this study are not insignificant.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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