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Rewriting and Reception in and of the Bible
Høgenhaven, Jesper, Jesper Tang Nielsen and Heike Omerzu, editors

Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2018 pp. ix + 411. $239.00

Series Information
Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament, 396


Description: The contributions in this volume critically engage with Mogens Müller's work on ancient Judaism, the Septuagint, the New Testament gospels, and the reception history of the Bible, covering a variety of topics within the field of biblical rewriting and reception. Rewriting and reception are parts of a continuous process that began within biblical literature itself and have continued in the history of interpretative communities where the Bible has been received and cherished in innumerable ways until today. The present volume aims to further the scholarly debate on important topics within biblical studies. It demonstrates that the notion of reception can be addressed from very different angles and from diverse hermeneutical and methodological viewpoints, all of which offer fresh insights into ancient texts and their afterlife. Contributors include Tilde Bak Halvgaard, Gitte Buch-Hansen, Troels Engberg-Pedersen, Ingrid Hjelm, Thomas Hoffmann, Jesper Høgenhaven, Martin Karrer, Siegfried Kreuzer, Michael Labahn, Martin Meiser, Halvor Moxnes, Jesper Tang Nielsen, Heike Omerzu, Christina Petterson, Frederik Poulsen, John Strange, Thomas L. Thompson, and Francis Watson.

Subjects: Methods, Historical Approaches, History, History of Judaism, Reception History

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Review by Marc Groenbech-Dam
Published 6/13/2019
Citation: Marc Groenbech-Dam, review of Jesper Høgenhaven, Jesper Tang Nielsen, and Heike Omerzu, eds., Rewriting and Reception in and of the Bible, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2019).


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