Research on ancient Israel's legal corpora has focused in recent years on the way these portions of the Pentateuch relate to each other diachronically. This sort of research opens new avenues for investigating the significance of Deuteronomy's self-attribution as the speeches of Moses and may address the supposed impasse between fideism and skepticism among today's hermeneutical options. This article explores the methodological options in light of the book's attributions to Moses and proposes that Deuteronomy should be understood as the ipsissima vox rather than the ipsissima verba of Moses.
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