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Bibil Identifier bibil:257742
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Book That Changed: Narratives of Ezran Authorship as Late Antique Biblical Criticism
Author Scharbach Wollenberg, Rebecca
Journal Journal of Biblical Literature (Volume: 138, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2019
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2019
Year (Copyright) 2019
Year (Reference) 2019
Language English
Pages 143-160 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The historiography of biblical criticism typically frames modern critical insights about the composite nature of the biblical text as a break with traditional Jewish and Christian modes of engaging with the Bible. This article seeks to demonstrate, however, that one can find critical themes in even the earliest Jewish and Christian traditions concerning the nature and history of the biblical text. As an illustration of this phenomenon, I analyze the critical strains threaded through late antique Jewish and Christian narratives about a second edition of the Bible produced by Ezra the Scribe.
DOI 10.1353/jbl.2019.0008
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Writings : Ezra
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel : Periods : Persian Period : Ezra
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Genres and Forms : Historiography
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha : Apocryphal Texts relating to Old Testament Characters or Events : Texts : Ezra : 4 Ezra
Pericopes 4 Ezra 4
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