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Bibil Identifier bibil:221621
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Is the Genesis Apocryphon a Unity? What Sort of Unity Were You Looking For?
Author Bernstein, Moshe J.
Journal Aramaic Studies (Volume: 8, Issue: 1-2)
Journal Aramaic Studies (Volume: 8, Issue: 1)
2nd Publication Is the Genesis Apocryphon a Unity? What Sort of Unity Were You Looking For?
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 107-134 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract A source-critical or tradition-historical approach to the Genesis Apocryphon will quite justifiably emphasize the features of the Apocryphon that point toward what can be described as its lack of compositional unity. There exists, however, a level on which the Apocryphon can be shown to be a whole; that is its narrative unity. The latter is the result of the ways in which the final author/composer organized and manipulated the sources and traditions, whether written or oral, with which he worked. The acknowledgment that the Apocryphon is unified on this level opens the door to its treatment as an integral (if fragmentary) literary artifact, as I shall demonstrate in further studies.
DOI 10.1163/147783510x571614
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Qumran - Dead Sea : Texts : Texts : 1Q - Qumran Cave 1 : 1QapGen - Genesis Apocryphon
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