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Bibil Identifier bibil:200565
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) On the Original Position of the Book of Daniel in the Jewish Bible
Title (Modern Hebrew, Long) על מקומו המקורי של ספר דניאל בתנ"ך העברי
Author Raviv, Rivka
Journal Jewish Studies, an Internet Journal (Volume: 6)
Year (Publication) 2007
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2007
Year (Copyright) 2007
Year (Reference) 2007
Language Modern Hebrew
Pages 1-12 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In the Jewish Bible, the Book of Daniel is located in the Hagiographa, whereas in the LXX this book appears in the Prophets. The location of this book in the Bible has been discussed by numerous scholars, and this article attempts to demonstrate that the Book of Daniel was always located in the Hagiographa in the Jewish Bible.
Direct and indirect proof is offered that the Book of Daniel was considered part of the Hagiographa by the end of the Second Temple period, and certainly by the time of the Mishnah. While there is evidence that the attitude of Babylonian rabbis to this book changed, this does not prove that the book was relocated from the Prophets to the Hagiographa. Rather, this change might be related to the beginnings of the differentiation between the status of the Hagiographa and that of the Prophets, a distinction that would be formulated explicitly only in the Middle Ages.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Writings : Daniel
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Canon : History
Links Online document (PDF, Modern Hebrew)
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