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Bibil Identifier bibil:200542
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Was There Doctrinal Dissemination in Early Yahweh Religion?
Author Noll, K.L.
Journal Biblical Interpretation (Volume: 16, Issue: 5)
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Year (Second publication) 2008
Language English
Pages 395-427 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Recent research on scribal practice demonstrates that the scrolls of the Jewish canon were produced by a tiny elite class who did not attempt to disseminate the contents of the scrolls to the largely illiterate Hebrew-speaking peoples. However, the Bible contains a number of passages that describe or command dissemination of their contents (e.g., Deut. 31:10-13), as well as stories about individuals who try to influence common religious belief and practice (e.g., 1 Kigs 18:17-40). These biblical commandments and stories frequently persuade researchers that something like a "doctrinal dissemination" must have been common among pre-Hellenistic Yahwists. Recent research by anthropologists observing processes of religious dissemination is pertinent to this question, calls common assumptions about dissemination into question, and supports the recent conclusions about Hebrew scribal practice.
DOI 10.1163/156851508X288986
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Canon : History
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel : Religion
Pericopes Deuteronomy 31,10-31,13
1 Kings 18,17-18,40
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