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Published: 05 December 2017

432 Pages

9.2 x 6.0 inches

ISBN: 9780198806837

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Scriptural Authority and Biblical Criticism in the Dutch Golden Age

Edited by Dick van Miert, Henk Nellen, Piet Steenbakkers, and Jetze Touber

  • Considers biblical criticism as an innovative force and also as the outcome of developments in biblical philology, which started much earlier than scientific experimentalism or the New Philosophy
  • Focuses on the role of textual and historical criticism, in the classical as well as in the oriental languages
  • Shows that philological research on the Bible, even in the hands of pious and orthodox scholars, not only failed to solve the textual problems that had surfaced, but even made things worse
  • Reflects the present state of affairs in the study of early modern biblical philology, as relevant in particular to the Dutch Republic, which between the last quarter of the sixteenth century and the first quarter of the eighteenth century was in the vanguard of European biblical criticism

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