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Empirical Models Challenging Biblical Criticism
Person Jr., Raymond F. and Robert Rezetko, editors

Atlanta: SBL Press, 2016 pp. xiii + 415. $51.95

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Description: Empirical models based on ancient Near Eastern literature and variations between different textual traditions have been used to lend credibility to the identification of the sources behind biblical literature and the different editorial layers. In this volume, empirical models are used to critique the exaggerated results of identifying sources and editorial layers by demonstrating that, even though much of ancient literature had such complex literary histories, our methods are often inadequate for the task of precisely identifying sources and editorial layers.

Subjects: Ancient Near East, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Form, Tradition and Redaction Criticism, Textual Criticism, Other Methods

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Review by Jeffrey L. Morrow
Published 11/1/2018
Citation: Jeffrey L. Morrow, review of Raymond F. Person Jr. and Robert Rezetko, eds., Empirical Models Challenging Biblical Criticism, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2018).


Review by Leonardo Pessoa da Silva Pinto
Published 4/11/2019
Citation: Leonardo Pessoa da Silva Pinto, review of Raymond F. Person Jr. and Robert Rezetko, eds., Empirical Models Challenging Biblical Criticism, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2019).


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