Fifth, Comments are made on the item under consideration and as a rule they incorporate quotations from the scholarly literature.
The second and longest part of the introduction, The Linguistic and Historical Setting of LBH (211), reasserts the conventional tripartite division of BH and it focuses on two principal topics.
Graeme Auld (Vetus Testamentum Supplement 113; Leiden: Brill, 2007). I. Specifically, he suggests that the standoff between alternative approaches to these books may be bridged by taking a textual-exegetical approach, that is, by combining textual and literary criticism in an analysis of their stories.
Aucker, editors, Reflection and Refraction: Studies in Biblical Historiography in Honour of A. Ehrensvärd, Linguistic Dating of Biblical Texts, Volume 1: An Introduction to Approaches and Problems (Bible World; London: Equinox, 2008). In this chapter Rezetko surveys three areas of research related to Samuel and Chronicles, including views on the composition of these books on the whole, the story of David's ark transfer in particular, and the characteristics of the textual witnesses to these books. In this chapter Rezetko surveys issues related to synchronic and diachronic approaches to Samuel and Chronicles.
The third and final objective of the lexicon is to substantiate that the acknowledged early writings with none or less of the late words and expressions under consideration are in actual fact early.
In other words, Hurvitz argues that the collective absence in certain (early) writings of innovations or diffusions that are evident in late writings indicates that those (early) writings are definitely early. Together the second and third objectives as described here suggest that the ultimate purpose of the to the late period.
First, the distinctive linguistic characteristics of LBH books are discussed.