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Bibil Identifier bibil:211132
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Internal Dating Methodologies and the Problem Posed by the Similitudes of Enoch
Author Erho, Ted M.
Journal Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha (Volume: 20, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 83-103 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Dating pieces of biblical literature remains one of the most difficult and contentious undertakings for scholars, and, due to the comparative paucity of textual evidence, the complexity of this task is often heightened in the study of the Pseudepigrapha. Using the Similitudes of Enoch as an overarching example, this article surveys the three most common methodologies used to date compositions via internal data, calling particular attention to some common pitfalls in their utilization. While each of these methods can be used fruitfully when certain conditions are met in the respective circumstances, the Similitudes of Enoch fails to meet the minimum criteria in any case, demonstrating a need for the development of further methodological tools of this type.
DOI 10.1177/0951820710391229
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Archaeology of Canaan-Israel : Themes : Dating Techniques
Pericopes 1 Enoch (Ethiopic Apocalypse) 37-71
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