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Bibil Identifier bibil:247934
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Scribal Composition
Title (English, ) Malachi as a Test Case
Author Lear, Sheree
Series Forschungen zur Religion und Literatur des Alten und Neuen Testaments (Volume: 270)
Year (Publication) 2018
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2018
Year (Copyright) 2018
Year (Reference) 2018
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature SBA 53/270
Place 223.992
Publishing house Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
Place Göttingen
ISBN 978-3-525-55266-7
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages 177 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract The Hebrew Bible is the product of scribes. Whether copying, editing, conflating, adapting, or authoring, these ancient professionals were responsible for the various text designs, constructions and text-types that we have today. Sheree Lear seeks to investigate the many practices employed by ancient scribes in literary production, or, more aptly, scribal composition. Using Malachi as a test-case, three autonomous yet complementary chapters will illustrate how investigating the text as the product of scribal composition can yield new and important insights. Chapter 2: Mal 2.10-16 focuses on a particularly difficult portion of Malachi (2.10-16), noting patterns amongst the texts reused in the pericope. These patterns give information about the ancient scribe's view of scripture and about his communicative goal. Chapter 3: Wordplay surveys Malachi for the implementation of different types of the wordplay. The chapter demonstrates how a poetic feature such as wordplay, generally treated as a synchronic element, can also have diachronic implications. Chapter 4: Phinehas, he is Elijah investigates the reception of Malachi as a finished text. By tracing backwards a tradition found throughout later Jewish literature, it is evident that the literary techniques employed by the composer made his text successfully communicative.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel : Themes : Scribe
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Latter Prophets : Twelve Minor Prophets : Malachi
Pericopes Malachi 2,10-2,16
Malachi 2,4-2,7
Malachi 2,1-2,2
Genesis 31-33
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