Writing on the Tablet of the Heart: Origins of Scripture and Literature

Writing on the Tablet of the Heart: Origins of Scripture and Literature

by David M. Carr
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195172973

ISBN-13: 9780195172973

Pub. Date: 11/01/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This book explores a new model for the production, revision, and reception of Biblical texts as Scripture. Building on recent studies of the oral/written interface in medieval, Greco-Roman and ancinet Near Eastern contexts, David Carr argues that in ancient Israel Biblical texts and other texts emerged as a support for an educational process in which written and

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This book explores a new model for the production, revision, and reception of Biblical texts as Scripture. Building on recent studies of the oral/written interface in medieval, Greco-Roman and ancinet Near Eastern contexts, David Carr argues that in ancient Israel Biblical texts and other texts emerged as a support for an educational process in which written and oral dimensions were integrally intertwined. The point was not incising and reading texts on parchment or papyrus. The point was to enculturate ancient Israelites - particularly Israelite elites - by training them to memorize and recite a wide range of traditional literature that was seen as the cultural bedorck of the people: narrative, prophecy, prayer, and wisdom.

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ISBN-13:
9780195172973
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/01/2004
Pages:
338
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.20(d)

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