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Bibil Identifier bibil:251623
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Scribal Culture in Ben Sira
Author Askin, Lindsey A.
Series Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism (Volume: 184)
Year (Publication) 2018
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2018
Year (Copyright) 2018
Year (Reference) 2018
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature HZ 2486/184
Place 224.86.08
Publishing house Brill
Place Leiden / Boston
ISBN 978-90-04-37285-6
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages x Pages
311 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract In Scribal Culture in Ben Sira Lindsey A. Askin examines scribal culture as a framework for analysing features of textual referencing throughout the Book of Ben Sira (c.198-175 BCE), revealing new insights into how Ben Sira wrote his book of wisdom. Although the title of “scribe” is regularly applied to Ben Sira, this designation presents certain interpretive challenges. Through comparative analysis, Askin contextualizes the sage’s compositional style across historical, literary, and socio-cultural spheres of operation. New light is shed on Ben Sira’s text and early Jewish textual reuse. Drawing upon physical and material evidence of reading and writing, Askin reveals the dexterity and complexity of Ben Sira’s sustained textual reuse. Ben Sira’s achievement thus demonstrates exemplary, “excellent” writing to a receptive audience.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Deuterocanonical : Sirach / Wisdom of Jesus Ben-Sira / Ecclesiasticus
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Themes : Scribe
Last modification 2018-12-03