edited by Andrew B. Perrin, Kyung S. Baek and Daniel K. Falk
SBL Press, 2017
eISBN: 978-0-88414-253-9 | Paper: 978-1-62837-191-8 | Cloth: 978-0-88414-254-6
Library of Congress Classification BS511.3.R429 2017
Dewey Decimal Classification 220.6


A collection of essays commemorating the career contributions of Peter W. Flint

An international group of scholars specializing in various disciplines of biblical studies—Dead Sea Scrolls, Septuagint, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Second Temple Judaism, and Christian origins—present twenty-seven new contributions that commemorate the career of Peter W. Flint (1951–2016). Each essay interacts with and gives fresh insight into a field shaped by Professor Flint’s life work. Part 1 explores the interplay between text-critical methods, the growth and formation of the Hebrew Scriptures, and the making of modern critical editions. Part 2 maps dynamics of scriptural interpretation and reception in ancient Jewish and Christian literatures of the Second Temple period.


  • Essays that assess the state of the field and reflect on the methods, aims, and best practices for textual criticism and the making of modern critical text editions

  • Demonstrations of how the processes of scriptural composition, transmission, and reception converge and may be studied together for mutual benefit

  • Clarification of the state/forms of scripture in antiquity and how scripture was extended, rewritten, and recontextualized by ancient Jewish and Christian scribes and communities

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