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Scribal Culture and the Making of the Hebrew Bible

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$38.00 • £30.95 • €34.00

ISBN 9780674032545

Publication Date: 04/15/2009

Academic Trade

416 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches


  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • 1. Books That Are Not Books: Writing in the World of the Bible
  • 2. Authorship in Antiquity: Practice and Perception
  • 3. In Search of the Scribes, I: Comparative Evidence
  • 4. In Search of the Scribes, II: The Biblical Evidence
  • 5. Making Books: Scribal Modes of Text Production
  • 6. The Teaching of Moses: Scribal Culture in the Mirror of Deuteronomy
  • 7. Manufacturing the Prophets: The Book of Jeremiah as Scribal Artifact
  • 8. Inventing Revelation: The Scribal Construct of Holy Writ
  • 9. Constructing the Canon: The Closure of the Hebrew Bible
  • Notes
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • 2009 Biblical Archaeology Society Publication Award, Best Book Relating to the Hebrew Bible
  • Finalist, 2008 Independent Publisher Book Awards, Religion Category
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