Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 May 2016

288 Pages | 4 illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190279837

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The Literary Imagination in Jewish Antiquity

Eva Mroczek

  • Offers new ways to conceptualize how early Jews understood sacred writing before the concepts of "Bible" and "book" had emerged
  • Treats early Jewish literary culture on its own terms, rather than as a foil for or precursor to later, normative Judaism and Christianity
  • Contributes a literary perspective to the texts of early Judaism, which have primarily been studied through the lenses of textual criticism, social history, and the history of exegesis
  • Critiques tendencies to see early Jewish creativity as centered primarily on exegesis of Scripture