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Scribal culture and the making of the Hebrew Bible

Author: K van der Toorn
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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We think of the Hebrew Bible as the Book, and yet it was produced by a largely non-literate culture in which writing, editing, copying, interpretation, and public reading were the work of a professional elite. The scribes of ancient Israel are indeed the main figures behind the Hebrew Bible, and this text tells their story.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: K van der Toorn
ISBN: 0674024370 9780674024373
OCLC Number: 71427434
Description: x, 401 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Books that are not books: writing in the world of the Bible --
Authorship in antiquity: practice and perception --
In search of the scribes, I: comparative evidence --
In search of the scribes, II: the biblical evidence --
Making books: scribal modes of text production --
The teaching of Moses: scribal culture in the mirror of Deuteronomy --
Manufacturing the prophets: the book of Jeremiah as scribal artifact --
Inventing revelation: the scribal construct of holy writ --
Constructing the canon: the closure of the Hebrew Bible.
Responsibility: Karel van der Toorn.
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Considers the Bible as the output of the scribal workshop of the Second Temple active in the period 500-200 BC. Drawing comparisons with the scribal practices of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, this  Read more...

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Van der Toorn covers considerable ground in this volume. He surveys literacy and authorship in the ancient world, the culture and vocation of scribes, production of the Moses and prophetic Read more...

 
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