Authoritative Scriptures in Ancient Judaism (Supplements to by edited by Mladen Popovi?

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Many students of the second one Temple interval have changed the concept that of canonization through that of canonical procedure. learn of the lifeless Sea Scrolls has been an important for this new path. in keeping with this new proof taxonomic phrases like biblical, nonbiblical or parabiblical look anachronistic for the interval ahead of 70 C.E. The idea of authoritative Scriptures performs an enormous half within the new paradigm of canonical approach, however it has now not but been sufficiently mirrored upon and is short of explanation. Why have been a few texts extra authoritative than others? For whom and in what contexts have been texts authoritative? And what are our standards to figure out to what volume a textual content used to be authoritative? in brief, what can we suggest by way of "authoritative"? This quantity makes a speciality of particular texts or corpora of texts, and ways the proposal of authoritative Scriptures from sociological, cultural and literary views.

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Society of Biblical Literature, 2005). On the priestly element in apocalyptic see the landmark study of C. Rowland, The Open Heaven: A Study of Apocalyptic in Judaism and Early Christianity (London: SPCK, 1982). 11 A. Lange, “From Literature to Scripture: The Unity and Plurality of the Hebrew Scriptures in Light of the Qumran Library,” in One Scripture or Many? Canon from Biblical, Theological, and Philosophical Perspectives (ed. C. Helmer and C. Landmesser; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004), 51–107 (84); A.

26 Josephus, C. Ap. 38. 27 Lange, “ ‘Nobody Dared,’ ” 110. 33 Lange thus concludes that at this time a process of standardization was clearly at hand and can best be seen in the revisions of the Old Greek translation. 35 Can these two positions be somehow reconciled? I do not think so. Which one is the most correct? I am inclined to say that neither is. I am not convinced that we have enough evidence to prove what van der Woude assumed, that around the temple of Jerusalem only one textual type found currency, the forerunner of our mt.

García Martínez; Kampen: Kok Pharos, 1992), 151–69. Quotations will be from this English translation. 2 A. Hilhorst, É. Puech, and E. , Flores Florentino: Dead Sea Scrolls and Other Early Jewish Studies in Honour of Florentino García Martínez (Leiden: Brill, 2007). 3 E. Ulrich, “The Bible in the Making: The Scriptures at Qumran,” in The Community of the Renewed Covenant: The Notre Dame Symposium on the Dead Sea Scrolls (ed. E. Ulrich and J. : University of Notre Dame Press, 1994), 77–93 (77), reprinted in E.

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