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How the Bible Became a Book The Textualization of Ancient Israel

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ISBN-10: 0521829461

ISBN-13: 9780521829465

Edition: 2004

Authors: William M. Schniedewind

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For the past two hundred years biblical scholars have increasingly assumed that the Hebrew Bible was largely written and edited in the Persian and Hellenistic periods. As a result, the written Bible has dwelled in an historical vacuum. Recent archaeological evidence and insights from linguistic anthropology, however, point to the earlier era of the late-Iron Age as the formative period for the writing of biblical literature. How the Bible Became a Book combines these recent archaeological discoveries in the Middle East with insights culled from the history of writing to address how the Bible first came to be written down and then became sacred Scripture. This book provides rich insight into…    
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List price: $52.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/10/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

How the Bible became a book
The numinous power of writing
Writing and the state
Writing in the early Israelite State
Hezekiah and the spread of writing
Josiah and the text revolution
How the Torah became a text
Writing in exile
Scripture in the shadow of the temple
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