Journals Higher Education



Published: 18 October 2018

192 Pages


ISBN: 9780190212216

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Before the Bible

The Liturgical Body and the Formation of Scriptures in early Judaism

Judith H. Newman

  • Promotes a new thesis stressing the open-ended character of scriptures in the Hellenistic-Roman era
  • Offers a unique approach combining traditional philological, literary, and historical analysis with new methods
  • Calls into question the concept of a single "original text"
  • Builds on area of the author's established expertise in early Jewish prayer and scriptural interpretation