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[I]t has often been observed that the Old Testament historical narratives are complementary to the prophetic writings known as the Latter Prophets, providing the necessary framework to understand them. The design of the history, however, went beyond the merely literary function of providing a background for the interpretation of the prophetic messages. The historical documents were suitable for legal service i the administration of the covenant. They constituted the official record witnessing to Yahweh’s fidelity and to the vassal people’s continual noncompliance with his commandments. In them the prophets had in hand documentary testimony substantiating their case in their mission as agents of Yehweh’s covenant lawsuit against Israel. – Meredith Kline Structure of Biblical Authority, 57.


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