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Was ist ein Text?: Alttestamentliche, ägyptologische und altorientalistische Perspektiven
Morenz, Ludwig and Stefan Schorch, editors

Berlin: de Gruyter, 2007 pp. xii + 393. $157.00

Series Information
Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft, 362


Description: The work of Egyptologists, scholars in Ancient Oriental Studies and biblical exegesis concentrates on texts which are translated, commented on, and used as sources. The production and reception of texts in these closely interrelated cultures hardly seems comparable to corresponding models in our world. The present volume resulted from a conference on those differences and commonalities, and addresses the question of what constitutes a linguistic "text" in the cultures referred to. It presents papers on the reconstruction of culturally specific concepts of text from the perspective of the disciplines concerned.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Ancient Near East, Egyptian Literature, Literature

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Review by Wido van Peursen
Published 7/17/2010
Citation: Wido van Peursen, review of Ludwig Morenz and Stefan Schorch, eds., Was ist ein Text? Alttestamentliche, ägyptologische und altorientalistische Perspektiven, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2010).


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