The Edited Bible: The Curious History of the "editor" in Biblical Criticism

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Eisenbrauns, 2006 - RELIGION - 428 pages
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"There is a generally accepted notion in biblical scholarship that the Bible as we know it today is the product of editing from its earliest stages of composition through to its final, definitive and 'canonical' textual form. So persistent has been this idea since the rise of critical study in the seventeenth century and so pervasive has it become in all aspects of biblical study that there is virtually no reflection on the validity of this idea" (from the Introduction). Van Seters proceeds to survey the history of the idea of editing, from its origins in the pre-Hellenistic Greek world, through Classical and Medieval times, into the modern era. He discusses and evaluates the implications of the common acceptance of "editing" and "editors/redactors" and concludes that this strand of scholarship has led to serious misdirection of research in modern times. - Publisher.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
and Distribution
15
The Early History of Editing
27
Jewish and Christian Scholarship and Standardization
60
Editing in the
113
The Rise of Historical Criticism
133
Homeric Studies
163
The History of the Editor in Biblical Criticism
185
Summary and Conclusion
238
Wellhausen and the Rise of Redaction Criticism
283
Editing the Bible and Textual Criticism
298
Editors and the Creation of the Canon
351
Summary and Conclusion
391
Original Text of Translated Excerpts
402
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