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Bibil Identifier bibil:219808
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Does the Idea of the Old Testament as a Hellenistic Book Prevent Source Criticism of the Pentateuch?
Author Lemche, Niels Peter
Journal Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament (Volume: 25, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 75-92 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract It is sometimes maintained that the dating of the Old Testament to the Hellenistic Period precludes any serious critical analysis of, in this case, the Pentateuchal narrative. It is my intent in this paper to state that this is not the case. On the contrary, the idea of the “Endprodukt” coming from a special period says little about the date of its individual parts. The essay will provide examples to show how the Pentateuchal stories rely on traditions (some will today say “memories”) with a very old history of their own. Furthermore it is also the aim of this paper to warn against a pan-Hellenism as a substitute for the old “pan-Babylonism.” There is no need to exchange a Babel-Bibel Streit with a new Hellas-Bibel Streit.
DOI 10.1080/09018328.2011.568210
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Pentateuch
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel : Periods : Hellenistic Period (333-63)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Methods : Diachronic Methods : Source Criticism / Literary Criticism
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