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Bibil Identifier bibil:225693
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) A Hasmonean Edition of MT Genesis?: The Implications of the Editions of the Chronology in Genesis 5
Author Hendel, Ronald
Journal Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel (Volume: 1, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 448-464 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Many biblical scholars have endorsed the view that the MT chronology provides evidence for a Hasmonean edition of the Hebrew Bible. A review of the scholarship and the biblical texts shows that there is no warrant for such a view. The chronological details that provide the support for this view - which come down to three ancestors in the MT chronology of Genesis 5 - are explicable as the result of scribal revisions motivated by a local exegetical problem. The other editions of the Genesis 5 chronology (in SP and LXX) are parallel solutions to the same problem - ancestors who outlive the flood - a paradox that arguably derives from the compositional history of the P source. The chronological revisions in Genesis derive not from Hasmonean eschatology but from impossible numbers in P.
DOI 10.1628/219222712805363999
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Historical Traditions : Priestly
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Chronology
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel : Periods : Hellenistic Period (333-63) : From the 2d cent. to the Roman Dominion (200-63) : Hasmoneans
Pericopes Genesis 5
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