📖[PDF] A More Perfect Torah by Bernard M. Levinson | Perlego
Get access to over 700,000 titles
Start your free trial today and explore our endless library.
Join perlego now to get access to over 700,000 books
Join perlego now to get access to over 700,000 books
Join perlego now to get access to over 700,000 books
Join perlego now to get access to over 700,000 books
A More Perfect Torah
A More Perfect Torah
📖 Book - PDF

A More Perfect Torah

At the Intersection of Philology and Hermeneutics in Deuteronomy and the Temple Scroll
Bernard M. Levinson
shareBook
Share book
pages
168 pages
language
English
format
PDF
availableOnMobile
Available on iOS & Android
📖 Book - PDF

A More Perfect Torah

At the Intersection of Philology and Hermeneutics in Deuteronomy and the Temple Scroll
Bernard M. Levinson
Book details
Table of contents
Citations

About This Book

The historical-critical method that characterizes academic biblical studies too often remains separate from approaches that stress the history of interpretation, which are employed more frequently in the area of Second Temple or Dead Sea Scrolls research. Inaugurating the new series, Critical Studies in the Hebrew Bible, A More Perfect Torah explores a series of test-cases in which the two methods mutually reinforce one another.

The volume brings together two studies that investigate the relationship between the composition history of the biblical text and its reception history at Qumran and in rabbinic literature. The Temple Scroll is more than the blueprint for a more perfect Temple. It also represents the attempt to create a more perfect Torah. Its techniques for doing so are the focus of part 1, entitled “Revelation Regained: The Hermeneutics of KI and ‘IM in the Temple Scroll.” This study illuminates the techniques for marking conditional clauses in ancient Near Eastern literature, biblical law, and the Dead Sea Scrolls. It also draws new attention to the relationship between the Temple Scroll’s use of conditionals and the manuscript’s organized spacing system for marking paragraphs.

Part 2 is entitled “Reception History as a Window into Composition History: Deuteronomy’s Law of Vows as Reflected in Qoheleth and the Temple Scroll.” The law of vows in Deut 23:22–24 is difficult in both its syntax and its legal content. The difficulty is resolved once it is recognized that the law contains an interpolation that disrupts the original coherence of the law. The reception history of the law of vows in Numbers 20, Qoh 5:4–7, 11QTemple 53:11–14, and Sipre Deuteronomy confirms the hypothesis of an interpolation. Seen in this new light, the history of interpretation offers a window into the composition history of the biblical text.

Read More

Information

Publisher
Penn State University Press
Year
2013
ISBN
9781575068534
Topic
Theology & Religion
Subtopic
Biblical Studies

Table of contents