The Scriptures of Israel in Jewish and Christian Tradition: Essays in Honour of Maarten J. J. Menken
Moyise, Steve, Bart J. Koet and Joseph Verheyden, editors
Leiden: Brill, 2013 pp. xviii + 475. $228
Novum Testamentum, Supplements, 148
Description: The Scriptures of Israel in Jewish and Christian Tradition is a collection of studies in honour of Professor Maarten J.J. Menken (Tilburg/Utrecht) and illustrates the rich diversity of approaches to biblical interpretation at the beginning of the Common Era. An international team of specialists share their insights on such topics as the availability of Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek texts, Jewish and Christian hermeneutics, notions of authority and inspiration and even a study of inscriptions. Each in its own way demonstrates that the relationship between text and tradition, culture and belief is always complex.
Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, New Testament, Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, Old Testament Apocrypha, Tobit, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Literary Approaches, Hermeneutics, Theological Approaches, Comparative Religion, Judaism, Christianity, History of Interpretation
Review by Arie W. Zwiep
Citation: Arie W. Zwiep, review of Steve Moyise, Bart J. Koet, and Joseph Verheyden, eds., The Scriptures of Israel in Jewish and Christian Tradition: Essays in Honour of Maarten J. J. Menken, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2014).
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