Item description for Biblical Prophets in Byzantine Palestine: Reassessing the Lives of the Prophets (Studia in Veteris Testamenti Pseudepigrapha) by David Satran...
The "Lives of the Prophets" is a series of brief biographical sketches of the major and minor prophets of the Hebrew Bible. Generally held to be a Jewish document from the end of the period of the Second Temple, the "Lives" offers an abundance of geographical, genealogical and narrative detail which is not readily paralleled. This assessment of the work provides a survey of the textual state of the composition and its reception, followed by an examination of the literary structures which underlie the individual "vitae". It is argued that the "Lives" is an evolved, heavily redacted document whose present form cannot predate the fourth century AD. Only within the context of early Byzantine Christian concerns - holy men, sacred sites and the veneration of the saints - does the "Lives of the Prophets" become a comprehensible and vital text.
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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.6" Width: 6.3" Height: 0.8" Weight: 1 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 1997
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 9004102345 ISBN13 9789004102347