Rethinking Rewritten Scripture

This study advances our understanding of the nature and purpose of the rewriting of Scripture in Second Temple Judaism through a comparative analysis of the compositional methods and interpretive goals of the five 4QReworked Pentateuch ...

Author: Molly M. Zahn

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004193901

Category: Religion

Page: 280

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This study advances our understanding of the nature and purpose of the rewriting of Scripture in Second Temple Judaism through a comparative analysis of the compositional methods and interpretive goals of the five 4QReworked Pentateuch manuscripts (4Q158, 364–367).

Genres of Rewriting in Second Temple Judaism

In this book, Molly Zahn investigates how early Jewish scribes rewrote their authoritative traditions in the course of transmitting them, from minor edits in the course of copying to whole new compositions based on prior works.

Author: Molly M. Zahn

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108803245

Category: Religion

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In this book, Molly Zahn investigates how early Jewish scribes rewrote their authoritative traditions in the course of transmitting them, from minor edits in the course of copying to whole new compositions based on prior works. Scholars have detected evidence for rewriting in a wide variety of textual contexts, but Zahn's is the first book to map manuscripts and translations of biblical books, so-called 'parabiblical' compositions, and the sectarian literature from Qumran in relation to one another. She introduces a new, adaptable set of terms for talking about rewriting, using the idea of genre as a tool to compare and contrast different cases. Although rewriting has generally been understood as a vehicle for biblical interpretation, Zahn moves beyond that framework to demonstrate that rewriting was a pervasive textual strategy in the Second Temple period. Her book contributes to a powerful new model of early Jewish textuality, illuminating the rich and diverse culture out of which both rabbinic Judaism and early Christianity eventually emerged.


Authoritative Scriptures in Ancient Judaism

This volume focuses on specific texts or corpora of texts, and approaches the notion of authoritative Scriptures from sociological, cultural and literary perspectives.

Author: Mladen Popović

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004190740

Category: Religion

Page: 412

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The notion of authoritative Scriptures plays an important part in the new paradigm of canonical process. This volume focuses on specific texts or corpora of texts, and approaches the notion of authoritative Scriptures from sociological, cultural and literary perspectives.

Studies in the Hebrew Bible Qumran and the Septuagint

An Examination of MT 1 Sam 2:14/4Qsama 1 Sam 2:16 /Donald W. Parry -- Samuel/Kings and Chronicles: Book Divisions and Textual Composition /Julio Trebolle -- Who is the Ṣaddiq of Isaiah 57:1-2? /Joseph Blenkinsopp -- Daniel Outside the ...

Author: James C. VanderKam

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9047417984

Category: Religion

Page: 512

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With contributions by many of his colleagues and former students, this volume pays homage to Eugene Ulrich, Chief Editor of the Cave 4 Biblical Scrolls and a foremost expert on the Biblical Scrolls, the Canon of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, and the Septuagint. In line with Professor Ulrich's areas of scholarship and interest, the almost 30 essays are grouped in three main sections: The Hebrew Bible/Old Testament (including the Biblical Scrolls from the Judaean Desert); Qumran and the Non-Biblical Scrolls from the Judaean Desert; and the Septuagint and Other Ancient Versions. The volume includes a tribute to Eugene Ulrich and ends with a cumulative bibliography and several useful indices.

Rethinking the Judaism Hellenism Dichotomy

89 Feldman Studies in Josephus ' Rewritten Bible 1998 , 22–23 ; see also how
Josephus presents the three Jewish sects ' to his readership as Jewish
philosophies , and adjusts the presentation to fit the Greek philosophical culture ,
Jos .

Author: Anders Gerdmar

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Category: Religion

Page: 374

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Recent Six day Creation

He argues convincingly that God created out of nothing by his word about 6000 years ago and completed this work after six ordinary days.

Author: Ivar Kristianslund

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781688033917

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AbstractThis project argues that the biblical creation accounts give no room for macro-evolution. Exegetical work supported by literature research shows that the creation days consist of six ordinary 24-hour periods, each covering a night and a day. The universe was created ex nihilo on the first of the six creation days probably not much more than six thousand years ago. Since mainstream science draws a very different picture of reality, authoritative scientific sources have been briefly referred to, showing that biblical teaching can be found to be in harmony with sound natural science. Creation and the fall into sin are central events in Christian theology. It is decisive for sound ministry to know whether Genesis 1-11 is reliable history and what kind of history it is. This has been the driving motive of all the research and counseling of this project. DescriptionIn this dissertation Ivar Kristianslund gives strong logical, scientific, and experimental reasons why Bible-based Christianity has a superior probability of being true compared to atheism and other religious worldviews. Briefly but clearly he indicates why the 66 books of the Bible can be trusted as the inspired inerrant word of God. He argues convincingly that God created out of nothing by his word about 6000 years ago and completed this work after six ordinary days. Three different biblical reasons, each alone being sufficient for rejecting macro-evolution, are treated in detail. Kristianslund goes deeply into biblical, cultural and other reasons why it was possible for mainstream science, history, and theology to fail so seriously regarding central questions. He also counters objections to his views by quoting relevant up to date scientific literature of high quality. Kristianslund also supplements existing literature by doing some original Bible-based thinking. He treats several matters not commonly covered in the creation literature and offers well founded suggestions for rethinking and rewriting parts of mainstream science, history, and theology. In spite of its academic level, most of this dissertation can be read with benefit by lay people. It is very interesting reading, treating several Bibel-related questions, seldom discussed. About the author Ivar Kristianslund was born in Fredrikstad, Norway in 1934. He is very well educated and experienced. In addition to several other academic degrees, he has three earned doctorates from accredited institutions. He has a comprehensive academic career within agriculture, economics, econometrics, statistics, and theology, and has been teaching statistics and scientific method at all levels, for decades. Kristianslund is also an experienced animal breeder and farmer. He is married to Leikny, and they have 8 children and 28 grandchildren.

Rewriting the Bible

Philadelphia : Fortress Press , 275-300 . Folkert , Kendall W. 1989 " The Canons
of Scripture " in Rethinking Scripture : Essays from a Comparative Perspective ,
edited by M. Levering . Albany : State University of New York Press , 170-179 .

Author: Isabel Mukonyora

Publisher:

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Category: Bible

Page: 309

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1 Chronicles

The Issue of Extrabiblical Sources 118 A. What Sorts of Noncanonical Sources?
120 B. "As It Is Written": The Chonicler's Source Citations 123 C. Rethinking the
Link between Source Criticism and Historical ... Chronicles: A Rewritten Bible?

Author: Gary N. Knoppers

Publisher: Anchor Bible

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 514

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This text claims that Chronicles provides a distinct perspective on much of Israel's past, especially the monarchy. The author discusses how the chronicler's introduction to the people of Israel redefines Israel itself; explains and defends the transition from Saul to David; and shows how the Davidic-Solomonic monarchy was not only a time of incomparable achievement and glory, but also the period during which the nations most important public institutions--the Davidic dynasty, the Jerusalem Temple, the priests, and the Levites--took formative shape. This text also systematically employs the Dead Sea Scrolls to reconstruct the biblical author's text. In doing so, the author reveals how Chronicles is related to and creatively drawn from many earlier biblical books, and presents a look at its connections, in both compositional style and approach, to the historical writings of ancient Mesopotamia and classical Greece.

Rethinking the Foundations

Historiography in the Ancient World and in the Bible : Essays in Honour of John
Van Seters John Van Seters Steven L. ... He understands the Yahwist to have
rewritten and reshaped , compiled and incorporated " extant traditions " 35 .

Author: John Van Seters

Publisher: De Gruyter

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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The series Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft (BZAW) covers all areas of research into the Old Testament, focusing on the Hebrew Bible, its early and later forms in Ancient Judaism, as well as its branching into many neighboring cultures of the Ancient Near East and the Greco-Roman world.



Rereading Texts Rethinking Critical Presuppositions

... which is in some ways a rewriting of Herzog from a feminist point of view . Cf.
Hannah Arendt , The Human Condition ( Chicago : University of Chicago Press ,
1958 ) , p . 166 ; Murray Baumgarten , “ Language Rules , ” City Scriptures , ch .

Author: Shlomith Rimmon-Kenan

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

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The essays in this collection combine fresh interpretations of well known literary texts by leading critics (such as Frank Kermode, Sandra Gilbert, J. Hillis Miller, Barbara Hardy, Tony Tanner, and many others), those critics' retrospective thinking about their individual professional development, and an implicit communal reflection on changes on the critical and cultural scene of our times. It shows a transition from closed systems to more open configurations and from a view of texts as autonomous to complex interactions between text and context. Within the latter framework, ethical, social, ideological, political (feminist, post-colonial), psychoanalytic, and biographical dimensions of various texts are explored.

In Transition

" Benyamini's article explores poststructuralist exegetical possibilities for rethinking or rewriting of the meaning or concept of "God" in light of the pliable function of Abraham in the book of Genesis.

Author: Itzhak Benyamini

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781516898411

Category:

Page: 70

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THE BIBLE & CRITICAL THEORY VOL 11 NUMBER 1 (2015) - IN TRANSITION In the current issue we have four articles. First, a lengthy piece by Itzhak Benyamini "On the Self-Creation of God: A Critical Theology of the First Verses of Genesis, Following Leibowitz and Hegel." Benyamini's article explores poststructuralist exegetical possibilities for rethinking or rewriting of the meaning or concept of "God" in light of the pliable function of Abraham in the book of Genesis. In what Benyamini describes as "an experiment in theology," and drawing on various philosophical traditions, he explores how the supposed paradigmatic function of Abraham as an emblem of submissive or fearful faith clashes with the confrontational Abraham of the text who feigns innocence and repeatedly scoffs before God's presence. Second, in "Homi K. Bhabha and the 'bene yisrael': Postcolonial Probings into the Chronicler's Construction of Northern Israelian Cultural Identity," David J. Fuller applies the postcolonial theory of Bhabha, in which "identity" is conceived of as a liminal concept fractured by the convergence of contested discourses, to the ambiguous ways in which northern Israel in constructed in a number of texts from I and II Chronicles. In doing so, a number of possible explanations for the text's curious positioning of the Other are developed. The contested construction of identity resurfaces in Christopher B. Zeichmann's "Rethinking the Gay Centurion: Sexual Exceptionalism, National Exceptionalism in Readings of Matt. 8:5-13//Luke 7:1-10." Zeichmann responds to recent articles which argue for and against the suggestion that the male centurion and his slave in Matt. 8:5-13 and Luke 7:1-10 might have been engaged in a sexual relationship. The article detects in both sides of the argument a shared assumption that Jesus' Judaism should somehow be treated as unique with regards to sexual mores. Zeichmann applies the concept of homonormative nationalism to demonstrate how the readings appeal to certain logics of neoliberal imperialism in their respective interpretive claims. Finally, in "Encountering the Song of Spring in Ralph Hotere's and Cilla McQueen's Song of Solomon," Joanna Osborne engages in a fascinating exploration of the manifestations of the Song of Songs in contemporary art, in particular, the joint work of New Zealand artist Ralph Hotere (1931-2013) and poet Cilla McQueen (b.1949). Osborne reads the multifaceted appropriation of the biblical Song of Songs in conversation with both the "original" poem in the Hebrew Bible and with theories of visual and material culture, observing the artistic rhythms that can be found within both the visual and literary forms.


The Writings of the New Testament

Luke - Acts : New Perspectives from the Society of Biblical Literature Seminar (
New York : Crossroad , 1984 ) ; idem ( ed . ) ... of the Acts of the Apostles (
Philadelphia : Fortress Press , 1987 ) ; and M. C. Parsons and R. I. Pervo ,
Rethinking the ... as a type of rewritten Scripture , see C. A. Evans , “ Luke and the
Rewritten Bible : Aspects of Lukan Hagiography , ” in J. H. Charlesworth and
C. A. Evans ( eds . ) ...

Author: Luke Timothy Johnson

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Bible

Page: 694

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"Johnson is extraordinarily successful in leading the reader into the New Testament texts themselves...Imaginative in conception, clear in presentation, and lively in style, the book deserves the wide use it is sure to enjoy for some time to come." -- Abraham J. Malherbe

The Month

... to the developing body of Catholic social teaching , are concerned to state
principles drawn from scripture , the natural law ... Paul , he would have told the
student to read more thoroughly as a prelude to rethinking , rewriting — or
retracting .

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La double transmission du texte biblique

biblical texts.23 These established patterns of rethinking and rewriting the Bible ,
based on a wealth of material , offer numerous standard devices of reworking
extant sources . The Sages intently fill in gaps , supply seemingly missing details
 ...

Author: Adrian Schenker

Publisher: Ruprecht Gmbh & Company

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 114

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Die Vorträge aus Anlass des 60. Geburtstags von Adrian Schenker (Universität Freiburg/Schweiz) behandeln das Thema doppelter Überlieferungsstränge: unterschiedlich lange Texte bzw. Textausgaben, hebräischer Bibeltext und dessen griechische Übersetzung, jüdische und christliche Überlieferungen. Dabei werden u.a. die 'Aktualisierungen' der Septuaginta untersucht, die zu den Kultvorschriften des Buchs Numeri vorgenommen wurden, außerdem Texte aus den Königsbüchern und aus Jeremia mit parallelen Überlieferungen. Der Geehrte antwortet auf die Beiträge mit neuen textgeschichtlichen Erkenntnissen zum Thema 'Gott als Stifter der Religionen der Welt'. Seine Bibliografie bildet den Abschluss des Bandes.


The Lost Way

Q and Thomas together illuminate a lost chapter in the story of Christian origins, one in which Jesus and other prophets of wisdom advocated something they called "the Way," in which everyone, regardless of race, class, or gender, can ...

Author: Stephen J. Patterson

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062330519

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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In this rigorously researched and thoughtful study, a leading Jesus Seminar scholar reveals the dramatic story behind the modern discovery of the earliest gospels, accounts that do not portray Jesus exclusively as a martyr but recover a lost ancient Christian tradition centered on Jesus as a teacher of wisdom. The church has long advocated the Pauline view of Jesus as deity and martyr, emphasizing his death and resurrection. But another tradition also thrived from Christianity’s beginnings, one that portrayed Jesus as a teacher of wisdom. In The Lost Way, Stephen Patterson, a leading New Testament scholar and former head of the Jesus Seminar, explores this lost ancient tradition and its significance to the faith. Patterson explains how scholars have uncovered a Gospel that preceded at least three of those in the Bible, which is called Q. He painstakingly demonstrates how historical evidence points to the existence of this common source in addition to Mark—recognized as the earliest Gospel—that both Matthew and Luke used to write their accounts. Q contained a collection of Jesus’s teachings without any narrative content and without accounts of the passion, though being the earliest version shared among his first followers—scripture that embodies a very different orientation to the Christian faith. Patterson also explores other examples of this wisdom tradition, from the discovery of the Gospel of Thomas; to the emergence of Apollos, a likely teacher of Christian wisdom; to the main authority of the church in Jerusalem, Jesus’s brother James. The Lost Way offers a profound new portrait of Jesus—one who can show us a new way to live.