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Bibil Identifier bibil:244261
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) The Shape of the Writings
Title (English, Abbreviation) The Shape of the Writings
Editor Steinberg, Julius
Editor Stone, Timothy J.
Series Siphrut. Literature and Theology of the Hebrew Scriptures (Volume: 16)
Year (Publication) 2015
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2015
Year (Copyright) 2015
Year (Reference) 2015
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature USA 25984
Place 221.014
Publishing house Eisenbrauns
Place Winona Lake, Indiana
ISBN 978-1-57506-373-7
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xiii Pages
370 Pages
height in cm 23
Genre Original
Abstract Are the Writings a miscellaneous collection of books, as is so often asserted, or do they have a purposeful design or arrangement? Over the past 35 years, there has been a significant amount of scholarly interest in the shape of the Law, Former Prophets, Twelve Minor Prophets and the Psalms, while examinations of the shape of the Writings were almost nonexistent until very recently. The 11 essays in this volume explore this often-neglected issue from a variety of critical perspectives—reader-centered approaches, canonical, structural-canonical, and redactional—made more robust by the mix of German- and English-language scholarship on this question, including 4 articles translated from German into English. Essays range from the historical development of the collection, to analysis of the collection's different arrangements, to the relationship of books and subcollections within the Writings, to the reception of the collection in Jewish and Christian sources. Every book in the Writings is discussed, with particular attention given to Job, Ruth, and 1 and 2 Chronicles. The volume closes with 3 critical responses from John Barton, Tamara Cohn Eskenazi, and Christopher Seitz.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Canon
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Writings
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Methods : Diachronic Methods : Redaction Criticism (Redaktionsgeschichte)
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