Dating of the book of isaiah
This group of books, plus Deuteronomy, is called the "Deuteronomistic history" by scholars.
The proposal that they made up a unified work was first advanced by Martin Noth in 1943, and has been widely accepted.
560 BCE; but some scholars have termed his reasoning inadequate, and the history may have been further extended in the post-exilic period.
Scholars recognise three "sections" in the Book of Isaiah: Proto-Isaiah (the original 8th century Isaiah); Deutero-Isaiah (an anonymous prophet living in Babylon during the exile); and Trito-Isaiah (an anonymous author or authors in Jerusalem immediately after the exile).
Noth's dating was based on the assumption that the history was completed very soon after its last recorded event, the release of King Jehoiachin in Babylon c.The Book of Ezekiel describes itself as the words of the Ezekiel ben-Buzi, a priest living in exile in the city of Babylon, and internal evidence dates the visions to between 593 and 571 BCE.While the book probably reflects much of the historic Ezekiel, it is the product of a long and complex history, with significant additions by a "school" of later followers.Much of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament may have been assembled in the 5th century BCE.The five books are drawn from four "sources" (distinct schools of writers rather than individuals): the Priestly source, the Yahwist and the Elohist (these two are often referred to collectively as the "non-Priestly" source), and the Deuteronomist.