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The Formation of the Hebrew Bible: A New Reconstruction

David M. Carr


This book rethinks both the methods and historical orientation points for research into the growth of the Hebrew Bible. Building on his prior work, Writing on the Tablet of the Heart (Oxford, 2005), the author explores the possibilities and limits of reconstruction of pre-stages of the Bible. The method advocated is a “methodologically modest” investigation of those pre-stages, utilizing criteria and models derived from the author’s survey of documented examples of textual revision in the Ancient Near East. The result is a new picture of the Bible’s formation, with insights on the emergence of ... More

Keywords: Hebrew Bible, trauma, textuality, Jerusalem, Babylon, Qumran, Hexateuch, Septuagint, Second Temple period

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199742608
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742608.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David M. Carr, author
Union Theological Seminary

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