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Biblical interpretation in ancient Israel

Author: Michael Fishbane
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon, 2004.
Series: Clarendon paperbacks
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An award-winning study which analyzes the phenomenon of textual analysis in ancient Israel, exploring the tradition of exegesis prior to the development of biblical interpretation in early classical  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Fishbane
ISBN: 0198266995 9780198266990
OCLC Number: 315679119
Awards: Winner of Winner of the National Jewish Book Award 1986; the Biblical Archaeology Society 1986 Publication Award; and the Kenneth B. Smilen Literary Award.
Description: XVIII, 617 Seiten.
Contents: Part 1 Scribal comments and corrections: the role of scribes in the transmission of biblical literature; lexical and explicative comments; pious revisions and theological addenda. Part 2 Legal exegesis: the scope and content of biblical law as a factor in the emergence of exegesis; legal exegesis with verbatim, paraphrastic, or pseudo-citations in historical sources; legal exegesis with covert citations in historical sources; legal exegesis and explication in the Pentateuchal legal corpora. Part 3 Aggadic exegesis: preliminary considerations; aggadic exegesis of legal traditions in the prophetic literature; aggadic transformations of non-legal Pentateuchal traditions; aggadic exegesis in historiographical literature. Part 4 Mantological exegesis: the shape and nature of mantological material as factors for exegesis; the mantological exegesis of dreams, visions, and omens; the mantological exegesis of oracles; generic transformations. Epilogue.
Series Title: Clarendon paperbacks
Responsibility: Michael Fishbane.


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