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By Michael Fishbane

ISBN-10: 0198266995

ISBN-13: 9780198266990

First released in hardback in August 1985, Professor Fishbane's ebook deals the 1st finished research of the phenomenon of textual research in historic Israel. It explores the wealthy culture of exegesis sooner than the advance of biblical interpretation in early classical Judaism and the earliest Christian groups, and examines 4 major different types of exegesis: scribal, felony, aggadic, and mantological. In learning this topic, it emerges that the Hebrew Bible isn't just the basis record for the exegetical tradition of Judaism and Christianity, yet an exegetical paintings in its personal correct. Professor Fishbane, who has extra new fabric in appendices to this paperback variation, has been provided 3 significant prizes for this paintings: the nationwide Jewish publication Award 1986, the Biblical Archaeological Society 1986 booklet Award, and the Kenneth B. Smilen Literary Award.

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16), was among the first to give scholarly attention to this phenomenon. And indeed, while his evaluations are often tendentious, or based on problematic assumptions about early Jewish party contentions, and while his conclusions have often been revised in details, Geiger's massive compilation and the innovative angle of his scholarly vision are a bench-mark in critical biblical scholarship. In any event, his materials on changes and additions in the MT will not be reviewed in the present study.

Enslin, ed. J. Reumann (Valley Forge, Pa: Judson, 1972), 50–52. Wright's work was subjected to a more far-reaching criticism with respect to rabbinic literature by R. Le Déaut, ‘Apropos a Definition of Midrash’, Interpretation, 25 (1971), 259–82. 36 Already recognized by J. Sanders, ‘Text and Canon: Concepts and Method’, JBL 98 (1979), 28. INTRODUCTION 15 In different ways, then, the older traditum is dependent upon the traditio for its ongoing life. This matter is paradoxical, for while the traditio culturally revitalizes the traditum, and gives new strength to the original revelation, it also potentially undermines it.

What appears certain, at any rate, is that Eccles. 12: 9–12 drew from a conventional stock of ancient Near Eastern scribal practices and vocabulary which long antedate the 73 For ‘compose’ see Hunger, n. 29 above; for ‘copy (a tablet)’, see CAD, E, p. 232, and Leichty, loc. cit. 74 For the text, see G. E. Kraeling, The Brooklyn Museum Aramaic Papyri (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1953), 9. 22. This parallel is already noted in Ginsberg, op. cit. 135. 75 But not entirely; for this late biblical text also provides a remarkable indication that its scribal tradents had already absorbed technical terms shared by rabbinic and Alexandrian scribes of these times.

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