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Title Jewish and Christian scripture as artifact and canon / edited by Craig A. Evans and H. Daniel Zacharias
Published London : T & T Clark, ©2009


Description 1 online resource (xii, 322 pages) : illustrations
Series Studies in scripture in early Judaism and Christianity ; v. 13
Library of Second Temple studies ; 70
T & T Clark library of biblical studies
Studies in scripture in early Judaism and Christianity ; 13.
Library of Second Temple studies ; 70.
T & T Clark library of biblical studies.
Contents Introducing Jewish and Christian scripture as artifact and canon / Craig A. Evans, H. Daniel Zacharias -- Oracle collection and canon : a comparison between Judah and Greece in Persian times / Armin Lange -- Artifactual and hermeneutical use of Scripture in Jewish tradition / Marianne Schleicher -- Early Christian manuscripts as artifacts / Larry W. Hurtado -- Physical features of excerpted Torah texts / Stephen Reed -- Papyrus 967 and the text of Ezekiel : parablepsis or an original text? / John Flanagan -- A fragmentary psalter from Karanis and its context / Gregg Schwendner -- 'He that dwelleth in the help of the highest' : Septuagint Psalm 90 and the iconographic program on Byzantine armbands / Thomas J. Kraus -- Public and private : second- and third-century gospel manuscripts / Scott D. Charlesworth -- A Johannine reading of Oxyrhynchus Papyrus 840 / Pamela Shellberg -- How long and old is the codex of which P. Oxy. 1353 is a leaf? / Don Barker -- Letter carriers in the ancient Jewish epistolary material / Peter M. Head -- 'I was intending to visit you, but ... ' : clauses explaining delayed visits and their importance in papyrus letters and in Paul / Peter Arzt-Grabner -- Advice to the bride : moral exhortation for young wives in two ancient letter collections / Annette Bourland Huizenga -- Scribal tendencies in the Apocalypse : starting the conversation / Juan Hern√°ndez Jr. -- 'A thousand books will be saved' : Manichaean writings and religious propaganda in the Roman empire / Eduard Iricinschi -- The Danish hymnbook : artifact and text / Kirsten Nielsen -- Toward a sociology of Bible promise box use / David J. Chalcraft -- The Bible as icon : myths of the divine origins of Scripture / Dorina Miller Parmenter
Summary Jewish and Christian Scripture as Artifact and Canon constitutes a collection of studies that reflect and contribute to the growing scholarly interest in manuscripts as artifacts and witnesses to early stages in Jewish and Christian understanding of sacred scripture. Scholars and textual critics have in recent years rightly recognized the contribution that ancient manuscripts make to our understanding of the development of canon in its broadest and most inclusive sense. The studies included in this volume shed significant light on the most important questions touching the emergence of canon consciousness and written communication in the early centuries of the Christian church. The concern here is not in recovering a theoretical "original text" or early "recognized canon," but in analysis of and appreciation for texts as they actually circulated and were preserved through time. Some of the essays in this collection explore the interface between canon as theological concept, on the one hand, and canon as reflected in the physical/artifactual evidence, on the other. Other essays explore what the artifacts tell us about life and belief in early communities of faith. Still other studies investigate the visual dimension and artistic expressions of faith, including theology and biblical interpretation communicated through the medium of art and icon in manuscripts. The volume also includes scientific studies concerned with the physical properties of particular manuscripts. These studies will stimulate new discussion in this important area of research and will point students and scholars in new directions for future work
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Bible -- Manuscripts.
Bible -- Canonical criticism.
Christian literature, Early -- History and criticism
Rabbinical literature -- History and criticism
RELIGION -- Christian Church -- History.
RELIGION -- Christianity -- History.
Canonical criticism.
Christian literature, Early.
Rabbinical literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Evans, Craig A
Zacharias, Danny (H. Daniel)
ISBN 9780567351883