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Title: Insights into Editing in the Hebrew and the Ancient Near East: What Does Documented Evidence Tell Us about the Transmission of Authoritative Texts
Author: Muller, Reinhard
Additional Authors or Contributors: Juha Pakkala (eds)
Publisher: Peeters; Publication Date: 2017
Paperback; ISBN: 9789042933804
Volumes: 1; Pages: 389
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Documented evidence has shown that the Hebrew Bible was edited by successive scribes for centuries, and the impact of editing on the resulting text has proven to be crucial. A better understanding of any issue in the Hebrew Bible and ancient Israel requires a deep understanding of the editorial processes. As a consequence, the editorial processes of the Hebrew Bible have come to the fore in the most recent scholarly debates.
Nevertheless, editorial processes in the Hebrew Bible are still poorly understood and a methodological overview is lacking. It is apparent that collaboration between scholars of different fields is needed, and a methodological discussion that takes into account all the editorial techniques witnessed by documented evidence in the Hebrew scriptures and the rest of the ancient Near East is required. This book is a step in this direction. Contributions in this volume by leading scholars approach the issue from various perspectives, including methodology, textual criticism, redaction criticism, Dead Sea Scrolls, Assyriology, and Egyptology.