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Scribal culture and the making of the Hebrew Bible

Author: Karel van der Toorn
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass : Harvard University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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The scribes of ancient Israel are the main figures behind the Hebrew Bible, and this book tells their story for the first time. Drawing comparisons with the scribal practices of ancient Egypt and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karel van der Toorn
ISBN: 9780674032545 0674032543 9780674024373 0674024370
OCLC Number: 610660183
Awards: Short-listed for Independent Publisher Book Awards: Religion Silver Award 2008
Description: 401 Seiten ; 24 cm
Contents: * Acknowledgments * Abbreviations * Introduction *1. Books That Are Not Books: Writing in the World of the Bible *2. Authorship in Antiquity: Practice and Perception *3. In Search of the Scribes, I: Comparative Evidence *4. In Search of the Scribes, II: The Biblical Evidence *5. Making Books: Scribal Modes of Text Production *6. The Teaching of Moses: Scribal Culture in the Mirror of Deuteronomy *7. Manufacturing the Prophets: The Book of Jeremiah as Scribal Artifact *8. Inventing Revelation: The Scribal Construct of Holy Writ *9. Constructing the Canon: The Closure of the Hebrew Bible * Notes * Selected Bibliography * Index
Responsibility: Karel van der Toorn.
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