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Empirical Models Challenging Biblical Criticism
edited by Raymond F. Person and Robert Rezetko
SBL Press, 2016
Cloth: 978-0-88414-150-1 | Paper: 978-1-62837-132-1 | eISBN: 978-0-88414-149-5
Library of Congress Classification BS500.E78 2016
Dewey Decimal Classification 220.66

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

Cutting edge reflections on biblical text formation



Empirical models based on ancient Near Eastern literature and variations between different textual traditions have been used to lend credibility to the identification of the sources behind biblical literature and the different editorial layers. In this volume, empirical models are used to critique the exaggerated results of identifying sources and editorial layers by demonstrating that, even though much of ancient literature had such complex literary histories, our methods are often inadequate for the task of precisely identifying sources and editorial layers. The contributors are Maxine L. Grossman, Bénédicte Lemmelijn, Alan Lenzi, Sara J. Milstein, Raymond F. Person Jr., Robert Rezetko, Stefan Schorch, Julio Trebolle Barrera, Ian Young, and Joseph A. Weaks.


Features:



  • Evidence that many ancient texts are composite texts with complex literary histories

  • Ten essays and an introduction cover texts from Mesopotamia, the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament, and the Dead Sea Scrolls


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