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Holy Scripture in the Qumran Commentaries and Pauline Letters

Timothy H. Lim


What was the ancient exegetes’ attitude to the biblical texts? Did they consider them ‘sacred’ in the sense that the words were the inviolable utterances of God? Alternatively, did they when necessary modify and adapt holy writ for their own purposes? This book examines the question of exegetical modifications from the post-Qumran perspective of textual pluriformity of literalism that runs through ancient exegeses and translations. The Qumran Commentators and Paul complemented their fulfilment-exegeses by paying close attention to the verbal formations of the biblical texts. The hermeneutical ... More

Keywords: ancient exegetes, biblical texts, sacred, holy writ, post-Qumran, hermeneutical principles

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1997 Print ISBN-13: 9780198262060
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262060.001.0001


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