This analysis depends on the initial insights of Viktor Korosec (Hethitische Staatsverträge [Leipzig, 1931], George Mendenhall (Biblical Archaeology 17 , pp. 49–76) and Klaus Baltzer (Das Bundesformular [Neukirchen Vluyn, 1960; rev ed., 1964]), The Covenant Formulary, trans. David E. Green [Philadelphia: Fortress, 1971]), as developed and refined by numerous scholars. While questions have been raised about the validity of this approach or its implications for the covenant of Moses (cf. Dennis McCarthy, Treaty and Convenant (Rome, 1963; rev ed., 1978]), it remains widely accepted.