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By Thomas Römer,Philip Davies

for a few years it's been well-known that the major to explaining the creation of the Bible lies in knowing the occupation, the perform and the mentality of scribes within the old close to East, classical Greece and the Greco-Roman global. in lots of methods, even though, the construction of the Jewish literary canon, whereas reflecting wider perform, constitutes an exception due to its non secular functionality because the written "word of God", top in flip to the veneration of scrolls as sacred or even cultic gadgets in themselves. "Writing the Bible" brings jointly the wide-ranging learn of all significant points of historic writing and writers. The essays conceal the dissemination of texts, booklet and canon formation, and the social and political results of writing and of textual wisdom. valuable matters mentioned comprise the prestige of the scribe, the character of 'authorship', the connection among copying and redacting, and the relative prestige of oral and written wisdom. The writers tested contain Ilimilku of Ugarit, the scribes of historical Greece, Ben Sira, Galen, Origen and the writer of Pseudo-Clement.

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