Perspectives in the Study of the Old Testament and Early by Florentino Garcia Martinez, Edward Noort

By Florentino Garcia Martinez, Edward Noort

FThis quantity includes the papers provided to a symposium prepared via the Theological college of the collage of Groningen at the social gathering of the 70th birthday of Adam S. van der Woude, former Professor of outdated testomony and Early Judaism and previous head of the Qumran Institute on the related Faculty.
The essays, 8 in English and 4 in German, discover (through case stories) the advancements during the last few years within the diversified components of research of the outdated testomony and of Early Judaism, notice the hot views opened in those parts and map the instructions within which the learn should be relocating within the 3rd millennium.
The quantity additionally contains a German model of the general public lecture at the value of the useless Sea Scrolls for the examine of previous testomony and of Early Judaism added in Dutch by means of Van der Woude through the symposium.

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This is the position of much of traditional academic methods. It provides a good scholarly standard, but avoids dialogue. - The other option, sometimes even presented as a full alter- EEP TALSTRA 39 native, is a deli berate critical. involvement with the text, commonly called reader-response critidsm. It exists in a number of varieties that can be summarised by the question: who criticises whom? The very question demonstrates that here one leaves the instrumental part of exegetical methods to enter into the henneneutic or theological domain.

117, "Bücherübergreifend". 36 BIBLICAL EXEGESIS the different balance of ac tors in these texts may not allow for that. My impression is that the Deuteronomy version may be the latest use of the questionlanswer deviee. Contrary to the version in I Kings, the "sons" are not being blamed, but are late witnesses of the disaster. The I Kings version uses idiom that is more frequent in Jeremiah ("anyone passing"; "W~ so the Jeremiah version may be closest to the bitter experiences of exile itself: the destruction of the city, the failure of Davidie kings, the complicated position of Judah between the great power BabyIon and "all the nations".

Original Addressee B Present-day Reader On ce the results of both synchronie and diachronie methods have been acquired, a third pair of contrastive interests remains: the intended reader versus the present-day reader. This contrast involves concentrating on context and situation rather than on discourse structure and textual growth only. Thus, it also entails confronting textual knowledge with extra-textual information from ancient or from contemporary times. Obviously, this is of importance for the writing of history in the first place: can one recover the situation to 70 E.

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