By Richard D. Weis, David M. Carr

This quantity of essays addresses from quite a few vantage issues the relation of scriptures and neighborhood that has been so crucial to the canonical severe paintings of James A. Sanders. the 1st a part of the amount specializes in the formation of the Jewish and Christian canons and texts in them, whereas the second one half appears to be like at historical and smooth appropriations of canonical texts. jointly those essays exhibit the a number of strength hyperlinks among canonical feedback and old, literary, feminist and different techniques in modern biblical studies.

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5. 47. M. Schuller (Non-Canonical Psalms from Qumran: A Pseudepigraphic Collection [HSS, 28; Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1986], p. 206) notes that instruction by the prophets appears here in line 4 before the giving of the law through Moses is mentioned in line 5. She notes that, if a historical sequence is intended here, this text is tracing the prophets back to the pre-Mosaic period. Yet there is no indication in the text that the sequence is meant to be chronological, and the context is too broken to determine the logic of the text at this point.

3; Neh. 3; 2 Chron. 11). Note that such a simple 30 A Gift of God in Due Season Thus, in the period surrounding Josiah's reform we see a significant development. Prior to this point, authority in ancient Israel seems to have been almost exclusively localized in institutions, whether in the monarchy, priesthood, prophecy or other offices. In addition, such authority seems to have been at least as much orally mediated as textually, with texts authorized by way of institutional authority. But now the mode of authorization begins to reverse significantly, so that new prophecy, for example, is measured in Deuteronomy by its adherence to the law, rather than the law by prophecy (Deut.

Mt. 30 (David). Swanson, The Closing of Holy Scripture, p. 256. 55. 37; cf. 18. On Josephus's link between prophecy and inspiration see L. Feldman, 'Prophets and Prophecy in Josephus', JTS 41 (1990), pp. 397-99. Cf. also Sifre Deut. 1 which talks about David and Solomon as prophesying. 56. Qimron and Strugnell, Qumran Cave 4, p. 60. The relevant reading in the composite text is underlined, thus indicating that the lacuna here was filled 'with the help of text preserved in one or more of the other manuscripts' (p.

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