The thesis that the books of Deuteronomy to 2 Kings have undergone a redaction that made them into a 'Deuteronmistic History' has, since Martin Noth (1943), become a widely accepted idea in Old Testament scholarship. But there is no consensus when this history was edited: under Josiah (622 BCE), during the exile (c. 560 BCE), or even later? And what was the intention of its redactors? Can we rely on the so-called Deuteronomistic History for the reconstruction of Israelite History? Or should we give up the thesis of Deuteronomic redaction of the Former Prophets? This volume explores these and many other questions about this key topic in Old Testament scholarship.