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Rediscovering the Traditions of Israel (Sbl - Studies in Biblical Literature) [Hardcover]

By Douglas A. Knight (Author)
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In the latest edition of this classic work, Knight presents a thorough history and analysis of the exegetical method known in "Hebrew Bible" studies as tradition history or traditio-historical criticism, the capstone of the historical-critical methods. Beginning in the seventeenth-nineteenth centuries with early notions that some form of oral tradition may have preceded the writing of biblical literature, scholars from the start of the twentieth century forward became increasingly intrigued with the idea that the creative period for much of the material lay in the long and intricate process of tradition growth rather than in the actual writing stage. The unfolding of scholarship in this field took distinctive forms in various contexts, especially in Scandinavian research, which is here assessed in light of many untranslated studies. This third edition, largely reproducing the original publication from 1973, is augmented by an epilogue arguing that several methods and issues developed in the period since the 1970s have now problematized past traditio-historical work in unavoidable yet also stimulating ways. The paperback edition is available from the Society of Biblical Literature.

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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Pages   360
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.6" Width: 6.6" Height: 1.1"
Weight:   1.85 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Dec 15, 2006
Publisher   Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN  9004137653  
ISBN13  9789004137653  

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More About Douglas A. Knight

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Douglas A. Knight is Drucilla Moore Buffington Professor of Hebrew Bible and professor of Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt University. Knight is the author of Law, Power, and Justice in Ancient Israel and Rediscovering the Traditions of Israel.

Amy-Jill Levine is University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt University and affiliate faculty at the Centre for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations in Cambridge, UK. Levine is the author of The Misunderstood Jew and served as co-editor of The Jewish Annotated New Testament.

Douglas A. Knight currently resides in Nashville, in the state of Tennessee. Douglas A. Knight was born in 1943 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Vanderbilt University, Tennessee.

Douglas A. Knight has published or released items in the following series...

  1. Library of Ancient Israel
  2. Studies in Biblical Literature

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