By Michael R. Stead
This publication bargains a critique of and refinement to the methods of intertextuality/inner-biblical allusion/tradition
history in realizing the impression of ‘texts re-using texts'. opposed to a up to date development which seeks to restrict this phenomenon to ‘verbal repetition', it demonstrates that Zechariah 1-8 comprises using a wide selection of literary units (including thematic allusions, ‘ungramaticalities', and sustained allusions)to make connections with different texts. the type of ‘intertextual' technique during this examine demonstrates that intertextuality doesn't inevitably bring about radical indeterminacy (as claimed by way of some), and as an alternative truly aids within the proscribing the potential levels of which means. the way within which Zechariah 1-8 invokes/re-activates/ re-applies the phrases of the ‘former prophets' increases vital concerns with regards to prophecy and fulfilment, background and eschatology, and the improvement of ‘apocalyptic', that are addressed during this enquiry.