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Bibil Identifier bibil:261358
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Kenaz: A figure created out of the scriptures?
Author Vette, Nathanael
Journal Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha (Volume: 29, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2020
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2020
Year (Copyright) 2020
Year (Reference) 2020
Language English
Pages 245-259 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Kenaz is a marginal figure in the Jewish scriptures. And yet for Pseudo-Philo, Kenaz’s importance rivals that of Moses and Joshua. Pseudo-Philo gives Kenaz a long and illustrious career unparalleled in the extant literature (LAB 25–28). But whereas past scholarship has seen the roots of Pseudo-Philo’s description of Kenaz in the language of Judg 1–3, this link is tenuous at best. Instead, the description of Kenaz is pieced together out of unrelated passages from the Jewish scriptures. This article explores the scriptural sources for Pseudo-Philo’s description of Kenaz. In short, Pseudo-Philo has not inherited Kenaz from tradition or exegesis but has invented him using the Jewish scriptures.
DOI 10.1177/0951820720929685
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha : Apocryphal Texts relating to Old Testament Characters or Events : Texts : Moses : Biblical Antiquities (Pseudo-Philo)
Pericopes Joshua 15,7
Judges 1,13
Judges 3,9
Judges 3,11
1 Chronicles 4,13
Terms קְנַז קנז
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