The Jewish Bible and the Christian Bible: An Introduction to the History of the Bible / Edition 1

The Jewish Bible and the Christian Bible: An Introduction to the History of the Bible / Edition 1

by Julio Trebolle Barrera, J. Trebolle Barrera
     
 

ISBN-10: 9004108890

ISBN-13: 9789004108899

Pub. Date: 12/01/1997

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

This wide-ranging handbook presents an overview of our current knowledge on the history of the Bible. Divided into three parts, it shows how the collections of canonical and apocryphal books were formed, explains the transmission and translation of the Biblical texts and describes biblical interpretation in Judaism and Christianity. Incorporating the immense amount

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This wide-ranging handbook presents an overview of our current knowledge on the history of the Bible. Divided into three parts, it shows how the collections of canonical and apocryphal books were formed, explains the transmission and translation of the Biblical texts and describes biblical interpretation in Judaism and Christianity. Incorporating the immense amount of information that has become available since the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the author sets out to bridge the gaps between widely different areas and trends in the field of Biblical Studies: canonical and apocryphal literature, written and oral traditions, rabbinic and Christian exegesis and modern critical exegesis, and literal and allegorical interpretation, among others. Uniquely, Trebolle Barrera also looks at the Wirkungsgeschichte of the Bible in relation to the Greek and Roman world, the Renaissance and the Enlightenment. Scholars, students and interested lay persons alike will benefit from the wealth of general information found here as well as detailed discussion on many topics currently under debate, from the significance of Qumran to the influence of the Semitic and Greek world on Christianity.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004108899
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/01/1997
Pages:
574
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Note to the Revised English edition5
Translator's Note5
Foreword7
Introduction27
Topical Questions and Approaches29
Ch. IBible and Book in the Ancient World53
1The Languages of the Bible58
2Writing in the Ancient World and in the Bible80
3Written and Oral Transmission94
4Schools and Scribes109
5Translation in the Ancient World and the Translation of the Bible121
6The Sacred Book128
7The School of Alexandria and its Philology137
Ch. IICollections of Biblical Books. Canonical and Non-Canonical Books147
1The Literary History of the Canon of Biblical Books148
2The Social History of the Biblical Canon208
3Early Christian Literature: Collections of Canonical and Apocryphal Books236
Ch. IIIHistory of the Text and Versions of the Old and New Testament259
1Introduction264
2The Hebrew Text of the Old Testament268
3The Greek Septuagint Version301
4Aramaic Versions of the Old Testament. The Targumim324
5The Greek Text of the New Testament333
6Ancient Versions of the Bible: Old and New Testaments348
Ch. IVTextual Criticism of the Old and New Testament367
1Textual Criticism of the Old Testament370
2Textual Criticism of the New Testament405
3Canonical Criticism. The Text and the Canon416
Ch. VHermeneutics. Text and Interpretation423
1Introduction428
2The Old Testament Interprets Itself430
3The Interpretation of the Old Testament in the Greek Septuagint Version436
4The Interpretation of the Old Testament in the Aramaic Versions or Targumim439
5The Interpretation of the Old Testament in Apocryphical Literature. The Exegetical Character of Apocalyptic Literature444
6The Interpretation of the Old Testament in the Qumran Writings452
7The Interpretation of the Old Testament in Hellenistic Jewish Literature. Philo of Alexandria and Flavius Josephus460
8Rabbinic Hermeneutics468
9Christian Hermeneutics490
10Modern Hermeneutics545
Abbreviations565
Subject Index567

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