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Many students of the second one Temple interval have changed the idea that of canonization by means of that of canonical method. examine of the useless Sea Scrolls has been an important for this new path. according to this new facts taxonomic phrases like biblical, nonbiblical or parabiblical appear anachronistic for the interval earlier than 70 C.E. The idea of authoritative Scriptures performs a tremendous half within the new paradigm of canonical technique, however it has no longer but been sufficiently mirrored upon and is short of explanation. Why have been a few texts extra authoritative than others? For whom and in what contexts have been texts authoritative? And what are our standards to figure out to what volume a textual content used to be authoritative? briefly, what can we suggest by means of "authoritative"? This quantity specializes in particular texts or corpora of texts, and techniques the suggestion of authoritative Scriptures from sociological, cultural and literary views.

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16 G. Vermes, Scripture and Tradition in Judaism: Haggadic Studies (Leiden: Brill, 1961, 2d ed. 1973). 17 The label developed for nearly a quarter of a century as a generic category, but the general release of the Cave 4 corpus in the early 1990s caused a change in some quarters such that the label began to be applied much more broadly to a set of literary practices that might be reflected in a very wide range of genres. ”18 A key aspect of much of what can be labelled as rewritten texts in the Qumran collection concerns their status.

Tigchelaar; Leiden: Brill, 2007), 285–306. 19 G. Genette, Paratexts: Thresholds of Interpretation (trans. E. Lewin; Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997). 44 george j.

16 We can logically conclude that these quotations, which are all set at the same level, with the same introductory formulae, were considered as providing proof from authoritative writings of the ideas of the collector and can thus tell us something about the shape of the authoritative writings at that time. Alternatively, as I said, these authoritative sources are either an expanded and harmonised version of Exodus, attested at Qumran in several scrolls,17 which later came to be the 13 For a summary of the studies of this quote, see F.

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