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A Companion to Biblical Interpretation in Early Judaism
Henze, Matthias, editor

Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2012 pp. xvi + 568. $50.00


Description: A Companion to Biblical Interpretation in Early Judaism presents eighteen commissioned articles on biblical exegesis in early Judaism, covering the period after the Hebrew Bible was written and before the beginning of rabbinic Judaism. The essays, all written by experts in the field, are arranged in seven categories: Hebrew Bible, Rewritten Bible, Qumran Literature, Apocalyptic Literature and Testaments, Wisdom Literature, Hellenistic Judaism, and Biblical Interpretation in Antiquity. Together these essays provide a systematic and comprehensive introduction to the diverse modes of scriptural interpretation practiced by a variegated and dynamic spectrum of Jewish groups in the Hellenistic and early Roman eras.

Subjects: Methods, Historical Approaches, History, History of Interpretation

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Review by Lester Grabbe
Published 11/4/2012
Citation: Lester Grabbe, review of Matthias Henze, ed., A Companion to Biblical Interpretation in Early Judaism, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2012).


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