Deuterocanonical Additions of the Old Testament Books: Selected Studies

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Géza G. Xeravits, József Zsengellér
Walter de Gruyter, 2010 - Religion - 180 pages
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The volume publishes papers presented at the International Conference on the Deuterocanonical Books (P pa, Hungary). This conference dealt with the deuterocanonical additions of the Old Testament books. As such, this was one of the most extended discussions of these writings that has ever taken place at a scholarly meeting. The volume contains articles on the traditions and theology of the additions, and demonstrates their relationship with the contemporary literature of early Judaism.
Several writings of the Hebrew Bible – such as Esther, Daniel and Jeremiah – have different textual forms in the Greek Bible, and these forms display amplified material compared to the Hebrew versions. These additions testify to the creative reflection of early Jewish circles on the basic traditions of these Books and the textual fluidity of the writings in question.
The essays of this volume explore these additions, their relationship to the Hebrew parent texts, and their impact on the effective history of the interpretation of later centuries.

 

 

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Contents

Addition or Edition? Deconstructing the Concept of Additions
1
Mordecais Refusal of Proskynesis Before Haman According to the Septuagint Traditio historical and Literal Aspects
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The Prayers of Mordecai and Esther in Comparison
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Ancient Criticism of Religion in Dan 14 Bel and Dragon Bar 6 Epistle of Jeremiah and Wisdom 14
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Verstehst du die Tugenden der Klugheit? Anfragen zu Gott und zum Wert der von ihm geschenkten Einsicht
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Translation or Composition?
126
Susannas Career in Reformation Drama A Reception Historical Perspective with an Outlook on Fine Art
143
Backmatter
171
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G za G. Xeravits, Sapientia College of Theology, Budapest, Hungary; J zsef Zsengell r, Reformed Theology Academy, P pa, Hungary.

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