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  • ISBN-13: 9789004187733
  • Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/29/2010
  • Pages: 286

Meet the Author

Philip S. Alexander (PhD 1973, University of Oxford) is Professor of Post-Biblical Jewish Literature at the University of Manchester, Co-Director of its Center for Jewish Studies, and a member of the international team editiong the Dead Sea Scrolls. He as published extensively on Rabbinic Judaism and the Dead Sea Scrolls including The Mystical Texts (T & T Clark International, 2005).

Armin Lange (PhD 1994, University of Münster) is Professr for Second Temple Judaism as the University of Vienna and a member of the International Team editing the Dead Sea Scrolls. He has published extensively on the Hebrew Bible, Second Temple Judaism, and the Dead Sea Scrolls including Handbuch der Textfunde vom Toten Meer, vol. 1: Die Handschriften biblischer Bücher von Qumran und den anderen Fundorten (Mohr Siebeck, 2009).

Renate J. Pillinger (PhD 1976, University of Vienna) is Professor of Early Christian Archeology at the University of Vienna. She has directed several exavations and published extensively on the history of Early Christian art including Studien zur römischen Zwischengoldgläsern (Austrian Acadamy of Sciences, 1984).

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Table of Contents

Abbreviations
Preface
Introduction
In the Second Degree: Ancient Jewish Paratextual Literature in the Context of Graeco-Roman and Ancient Near Eastern Literature
Armin Lange
I. Ancient Judaism Hypertextuality and the ―Parabiblical‖ Dead Sea Scrolls
George J. Brooke
The Book of Jubilees as Paratextual Literature
Jaques T. A. G. M. van Ruiten
II. Graeco-Roman World Trojan Palimpsests: The Relation of Greek Tragedy to the Homeric Epics
Annemarie AmbühlThe Homeric Epics as Palimpsests
Georg Danek
III. Ancient Egypt and the Ancient Near East From Ritual to Text to Intertext: A New Look on the Dreams in Ludlul Bēl Nēmeqi
Beate Pongratz-Leisten
Priestly Texts, Recensions, Rewritings and Paratexts in the Late Egyptian Period
Sydney H. Aufrère
IV. Late Ancient and Medieval Paratextual Literature Rabbinic Paratexts: The Case of Midrash Lamentations Rabba
Philip S. Alexander
Some Considerations on Enoch/Metatron in the Jewish Mystical Tradition
Felicia Waldman
Three Latin Paratexts from Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages (―Sulpicia,‖ ―Seneca‖—―Paulus,‖ Carmen navale)
Kurt Smolak
Paratextual Literature in Early Christian Art (Acta Pauli et Theclae)
Renate J. Pillinger
Paratextual Literature in Action: Historical Apocalypses with the Names of Daniel and Isaiah in Byzantine and Old Bulgarian Tradition (11th–13th Centuries)
Anissava Miltenova
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