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Title: Changes in Scripture: Rewriting and Interpreting Authoritative Traditions in the Second Temple Period
Author: Weissenberg, Hanne von Juha Pakkala, Marko Marttila (eds)
Publisher: De Gruyter; Publication Date: 2011
Hardcover; ISBN: 9783110240481
Volumes: 1; Pages: vi, 436
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The articles in this volume investigate changes in texts that became to be regarded as holy and unchangeable in Judaism and Christianity. The volume seeks to draw attention to the "empirical" evidence from Qumran, the Septuagint as well as from passages in the Hebrew Scriptures that have been shaped by the use of other texts. The contributions are divided into three main sections: The first section deals with methodological questions concerning textual changes. The second section consists of concrete examples from the Hebrew Bible, Qumran and Septuagint on how the texts were changed, corrected, edited and interpreted. The contributions of the third section will investigate the general influence and impact of Deuteronomistic ideology and phraseology on later texts.